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Janssonius’ Map of Southern Africa
Janssonius’ Map of Southern Africa

Janssonius’ Map of Southern Africa

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Aethiopia Inferior vel Exterior

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Title

Janssonius’ Map of Southern Africa

Mapmaker(s)

Janssonius, Joannes

Place of publication

Amsterdam

Date of publication

1645

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

50 x 38.5 cm

Full Description

Copper engraving, 50 x 38.5 cm, early hand-colour, Dutch text on verso. The setting of text is correct for the 1645 edition, but the colour is more typical of the late 17th century, ca. 1680. The map, very similar to one by Blaeu, represents most of subequatorial Africa; sparse and speculative interior detail includes part of one of the Ptolemaic lakes thought to be the source of the Nile. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Me 78

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