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Number: 2120
Continent: Africa
Region: Continent
Place Names:
Year of Origin: 1600
Title: AFRICA
Sub-Title: DESCRIPTIO AFRICAE
Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Amsterdam
Height: 8.3
Width: 12.2
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Small
Scale: 1 : 121,326,000
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Cornelius Claesz
Barent Langenes
Engraver: Jodocus Hondius, Sr.
Publisher: Petrus Bertius
Other Contributors:
Northernmost Latitude: 44.0
Southernmost Latitude: -44.0
Westernmost Longitude: -32.0
Easternmost Longitude: 96.0
Measurement Notes: modern conversion to Prime meridian Greenwich. [original prime meridian Isl. de Fer].
Notes: Betz #37.1, this is the date 1600 latin edition published by Bertius [the first edition of this same map was 1597 with wavy hashurings in the ocean fields]; by Bertius, from Tabulae Geographicae Contractae, published 1600 (5 x 4"). This miniature map of the continent appears to be a reduced version of Hondius' folio map; see also map #1540, and 1111 for other editions of this same map;
Last updated: Nov 2, 2012