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Danckerts’ Africa

SKU: 7466
£1,250.00

Title:
Danckerts’ Africa

Date of publication:
c.1700

Printed Measurement:
50 x 58 cm

Colour:
original

Mapmaker(s):

  • Justus Danckerts
  • Novissima et Perfectissima Africae Descriptio

    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.