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Number: 2115
Continent: Africa
Region: Continent
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Year of Origin: 1573
Title: NOVA TOTIVS AFRICAE [at the lower right edge of upper sheet] DESCRIPTIO [at upper right edge of lower sheet]
Sub-Title: [upper right cartouche] Africae Quae Veteribus Tertia Pars Orbis Censebatur noua descriptio, nunc demum non modo ex recentiori charta marina, verum etiam ex aliorum assertione qui eam terrestri itinere peragrarunt, diligentissime exaratam per eximium Geographpum M. Iacobum de Gastaldo, exacte obervatis ubique et longitudinus gradibus et latitudinis [...and ten lines of text describing Africa] [left lower cartouche contains dedication] Clarissimo Domino Paulo Nani dignissimo Procuratori Sancti Marci Domino et Patron suo Semper observandissimo / D. B. ...[six columns of ancient and modern placemanes]... [and on bottom strapwork of cartouche] Ad signum Bibliothecae divi Marci Donatum Bertellum formis.
Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Venice
Height: 85.4
Width: 120.9
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Large
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Giacomo Gastaldi
Publisher: Donato Bertelli
Other Contributors: Matteo Ricci
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Notes: This map is Betz #13, derived from Betz #9 and 11; Gastaldi's 1st wall map was published by Fabio Licinio 1564. Our Afriterra Foundation map is the 3rd state [Donato Bertelli publisher 1573, one of only three examples known to exist]; the 2nd state was published by Giovann Francesco Camocio 1570-1575 and only one known example exists, and a 4th variant was published by Stafano Scolari c.1662 with only 3 known copies surviving. Note our copy has the Dedication in the cartouch to Paolo Nani, procurator of St. Mark's cathedral in Venice. The provenance of this Afriterra Foundation map is from the palazzo Ricci (Matteo Ricci family) in Pollenza near Macerata. [8 plates in 2 sheets, upper and lower halves; The watermarks on the paper are two crossed arrows.]
Last updated: Nov 11, 2020