Africa

002081
  • Author: George Matthäus Seutter
  • Date: 1720
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 23 1/8" x 19 1/2" overall
  • Centimeters: 59.29 x 50.00 overall
  • Price: $1,400.00
Description:

Africa Iuxta Navigationes et Observationes Recentissimas Aucta, Correcta et in Sua Regna et Status Divisa, In Lucem Edita..., Augsburg.

This striking map of Africa is based largely on Homann's 1715 map. Typical of the period, it presents largely fictitious information in southern Africa, and enormous lakes depicted in central Africa. The Nile is shown originating in the south at lakes Zaire and Zaflan and also continuing further south through a twisted river system with its headwaters in Bed Lac. The splendid decorative cartouche (uncolored) features indigenous people, pyramids and exotic animals, with a fierce dragon perched atop the title.
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