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Number: 1337
Continent: Africa
Region: Continent
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Year of Origin: 1669
Title: [Top woodcut Title Strip] Nova Africae Geographica Et Hydrographica Descriptio, auct: G. Blaeu 1669
Sub-Title: [Right Upper Cartouche] Carte De L'Afriqve Nouuellement Dressee sur les Memoires des Meilleurs Geographes de nostre temps et distinguee suiuant les Royaumes, souuerainetes et principales parties, qui se trouuent iusques apresent 1669; [Upper Left Cartouche] A Paris Chez H. Ialot Proche Les Grand Augustin Av Bov Dv Pont Nevf 1669. [Imprint, lower right text column] A Paris, Chez Nicolas Berey, Enlumineaur du Roy, proche les Augustins, aux deux Globes
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 123.0
Width: 168.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Large
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Willem Janszoon Blaeu, Sr.
Engraver: Alexis-Hubert Jaillot
Publisher: Alexis-Hubert Jaillot
Other Contributors: Nicolas Berey
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Notes: Framed Wall-map, 1st Paris edition from 1st Latin Blaeu edition [1608] Amsterdam; 4 map sheets, including Right upper cartouche, Left upper cartouche, and Left lower cartouche containing mathematical basis of the cartography. (16 sheets total, including text & title) French text on left column and Latin text on right column, joined & mounted on new linen; only minimal abrasion with one slight loss of text upper right; excellent dark impression, encased in a fine Dutch-style archival frame, with u-v plexiglass. This specimen is a very rare, exceptionally well-preserved wall map. It stands as the visually richest map of Africa produced during the Golden Age of mapmaking. Being the first edition of the Paris plates, this example is also distinguished by an uncommonly strong ink impression. Betz number 112.1
Last updated: Aug 16, 2007