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17th century Dutch map of South Africa

Stock No. 21825 Category: Tags: , , , Cartographer: JANSSON, Jan.

Aethiopia Inferior vel Exterior. Partes magis Septentrionales, que hic desiderantus, vide in tabula Aethiopiae Superioris.
Amsterdam, 1639-44, French text. Coloured. 385 x 505mm.

£600

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A map of southern Africa below Angola and Zanzibar, based on Portuguese surveys before the Dutchman Van Riebeek had settled at the Cape. A decorative cartouche shows natives holding up an animal skin on which is the map title.
First published in 1636 this is a very close copy of Blaeu's map: the most obvious difference is the lack of a galleon between the mainland Madagascar.

Additional information

Dimensions 505 × 385 mm
Cartographer

Date

1639

Extra Info

Aethiopia Inferior vel Exterior. Partes magis Septentrionales, que hic desiderantus, vide in tabula Aethiopiae Superioris.

Publication

Amsterdam, 1639-44, French text. Coloured. 385 x 505mm.

Condition

A good example.

References

TOOLEY: Africa, p.58.