Guinea

000073
  • Author: Willem Janszoon Blaeu
  • Date: 1659
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 15 1/4" x 20 3/4"
  • Centimeters: 39.10 x 53.21
  • Price: $1,295.00
Description:

GVINEA, From Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Willem Blaeu, A decorative map of the west-central African coastline, stretching from the area of Freetown, Sierra Leone on the left, down to Equatorial Guinea on the lower right, and encompassing the territories of present-day Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, and Cameroon. A fanciful rendering of an ape sits atop a cartouche, flanked by a man and woman of the region. Two cherubs lug an elephant tusk through the water in the lower left, suggesting the riches of the ivory trade. This item is available with fine custom picture framing, see the framing tab on our website for details.
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