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Antique maps > africa > Antique map of Africa by Bertius - Tavernier
Carte de l'Afrique Corrigee et Augmentee, dessus Toutes les Aultres cy devant Faictes par P. Bertius - Bertius - Tavernier, 1627.
Map of Africa, oriented to the North
This rare map is one of a set of the four known continents that Melchior Tavernier had engraved, with or without Petrus Bertius' permission is unclear. Tavernier was the most important mapseller and publisher in Paris in the first half of the century. The Asia map bears the imprint of Cornelis Danckerts (the elder), a highly skilled engraver. It is safe to assume that the other are by his hand also. The original date of publication is taken from the Europe in the series which bears the date 1627. Most probably sold separately at first, they did not appear in any atlas until Tavernier's Theatre Geographique du Royaume de France, first issued in 1632. Later editions appeared in 1634,1637,1638 and 1643. Although this was an atlas of France, the beginning contained maps of the world and the four continents. This map also appeared in a similar atlas by Christophe Tassin entitled Les Cartes Generale de toutes provinces de France, dated 1634, and later editions of 1637 and c.1640.
Size: 38 x 50cm (14.8 x 19.5 inches)
Condition: Old coloured.
Condition Rating: A
References: Betz, 63.1 (State 1).
From: Separately published - Composite atlas.
Item number: 24205
Price: 1400 Euro
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