Mercator’s Map of Guinea

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Guinea

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Copper engraving, 13.6 x 18.5 cm, modern hand colour, light browning, French text on verso. The west African coast with an inset of São Tomé in the Gulf of Guinea, then a prized Portuguese possession in terms of sugar cultivation and the slave trade; engraved by Pieter van den Keere for the Atlas Minor.
Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Me 196.

Title

Mercator’s Guinea

Mapmaker(s)

MERCATOR, Gerardus

Engraver(s)

KEERE, Pieter van den

Publisher

JANSSONIUS, Joannes

Place of publication

Amsterdam

Date of publication

1630

Colour

modern

Printed Area Measurements

13.6 x 18.5 cm