Danckerts’ Africa

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Novissima et Perfectissima Africae Descriptio

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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.

 

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