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AFRICA

Code: M3803

Cartographer: MAGINI Giovanni

Date: 1597 Venice

Size: 14*17.5 cms sheet 30*20 cms

Attractive classic map of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula showing part of Brazil as well. Engraved by Girolamo Porro and primarily based on Ortelius. The rivers of central and north Africa feature prominently including the Ptolemaic concept of the origin of the Nile in two lakes south of the Equator. The largest of these lakes also has a river flowing southeast. The sea is stipple engraved with a tiny sea monster and decorative calligraphy.

Uncoloured as issued.

Set in a page of text

Excellent condition.

Geographer: Tolomeo

Author / geographer: Magini

Publisher: P. & F: Galignani

Engraver: G. Porro

£255.00

Availability: In Stock

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