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Antique map of Guinea by Blaeu J.

Item number:12151
Category:Antique maps > africa
Price: 600 Euro ($666 / £528)
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Guinea - Blaeu J., 1664.


Antique map of Guinea by Blaeu J.

Near the cartouche we see a depiction of Africans and African fauna (monkeys and a parrot), and various animals have also been drawn on the map itself, such as elephants, monkeys and lions. At the lower right are two winged black putti carrying an elephant's tusk.

Date of the first edition: 1634
Date of this map: 1664

Copper engraving
Size: 38.5 x 52.5cm (15 x 20.5 inches)
Verso text: Dutch
Condition: Old coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 2, 8700:2A.

From: J. Blaeus Grooten Atlas, oft Werelt- Beschryving, in welcke 't Aerdryck, de Zee, en Hemel, wort vertoont en beschreven. Amsterdam, J. Blaeu, 1664. (Van der Krogt 2, 621)

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