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Danckerts’ map of Africa
Danckerts’ AfricaDanckerts’ Africa

Danckerts’ Africa

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Novissima et Perfectissima Africae Descriptio

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Title

Danckerts’ Africa

Mapmaker(s)

DANCKERTS, Justus

Place of publication

Amsterdam

Date of publication

c.1700

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

50 x 58 cm

Full Description

Copper engraving, 50 x 58 cm, original hand-colour, closed split at foot of centrefold, blank verso.

 

Danckerts’ map of Africa follows Frederick de Wit’s model, and it is a typical late seventeenth-century European perception of the continent: good coastal detail together with a great deal of speculation about the interior, including the mythical twin lakes of Zaire and Zaflan, and the mythical Saharan branch of the Nile.

 

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