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|Year of Origin:||1630 (estimated)|
|Title:||Africae nova descriptio|
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Willem Janszoon Blaeu, Sr.
|Measurement Notes:||Prime Meridian Greenwich. Original Prime meridian: Island of Tenerife-Cape Verd|
|Notes:||old print gallery;from "Atlantis Appendix". One can identify three states of this map. The rare 1st state of 1617 was issued separately and has the name of "Guil: Janssonio" in the title cartouche. The 2nd state of 1621 and later has the name changed to "Guiljelmo Blaeuw" in the title. There is a 3rd state c. 1647 that has additional hatching around the sea monsters as a result of re-engraving . Betz # 57.2|
|Last updated: Oct 29, 2009|