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AFRICA NOVA TABULA

Code: M4125

Cartographer: Gastaldi.G

Date: 1548 Venice

Size: 12.5*17 cms

Attractive and uncommon map showing all of Africa from the Horn of Africa and the Bight of Benin southward to the Cape of Good Hope.

The information to produce this map was based on knowledge obtained from the Portuguese discoveries in southern Africa as well as information from the Arabs of the east coast of Africa.

Giacomo Gastaldi can be considered the foremost Italian cartographer of the 16th century along with Paolo Forlani. From Piedmont, Gastaldi established his reputation in Venice and was cosmographer to the Republic of Venice.

Excellent hand colour

Very good condition for this very early map of Southern africaz.

£335.00

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