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SOLD Africa Juxta Navigationes et Obervationes Recentissimas...


Code: 77031

Title: 'Africa iuxta navigationes et observationes recentissimas aucta et in sua Regna et Status divisa in Lucem Edita...', from Atlas Novus, Augsburg, c. 1728

A very graphic map of the African continent with a large pictorial title cartouche containing native figures, animals, the pyramids and a dragon. The cartography of the central and southern regions is mostly fictitious and filled with erroneous detail. The Nile is shown originating considerably south of Zaire Lacus, and the Abyssinian province of Amhara is shown in the kingdom of Monomotapa. Seutter's maps are among the most beautifully engraved and highly coveted maps of the period.

The map is folded and has been rebacked. The condition is very good with only a couple of pin holes at the folds and slight overall toning.

"An extraordinarily inaccurate map crowded with detail..." Ref: Norwich #80.