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Number: 2420
Continent: Africa
Region: Continent
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Year of Origin: 1564
Title: Il disegno della geografia moderna de tutta la parte dell'Africa i confini della quale stanno in questo modo, da ponente il mar'oceano computate I'isole di capo verde, et le Canarie, da Tramontana il stretto de Gibelterra, et il mare meditteraneo, da siroco una linea che principia aferamida in sino al sues, et dal sues per il mare Rosso, da leuante il mare oceano includendo l'isola Si S to lorenzo, in sino al capo di Bona Speranza' dall'ostro il mar' oc- eano, graduata in longhezza, ie in larghezza, Compost per l'eccellente m. Giacomo di Castaldi piamontese in uenetia.
Sub-Title: Serenissimo et potentissimo Romanorum regi Boemie et ongarie Maximiliano inperatori Designato etc. D. D. Clem mo. Fabius licinius. ex. Con gratia et priuilegio dell'ill mo senato di uenetio p[er] anni x. 1564
Language: Italian
Publish Origin: Venice
Height: 54.0
Width: 74.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Large
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Cartographer: Giacomo Gastaldi
Engraver: Fabio Lucinio
Publisher: Fabio Lucinio
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Notes: [copper-plate engraved wall-map, 7 of 8 sheets to form one map with sheet 5 missing in left lower corner without loss of geographic material; each sheet shows a margin which produces differing dimensions]; [There exists 12 known examples of this map; 3 are photographed in Nordenskold, Norwich, and Betz; The Afriterra map is the first to be digitally stitched in high resolution for public acess]; This is the single most important map of Africa as forming the basis for the geography of Africa for the next 200 years. It was based on information available in Venice from from texts by Alveres, Leo Africanus, Ramusio, and Joao Barros, and Barbosa; The dedication of the map is to Maximilian II, Hapsburg Emperor Designate of the Holy Roman Empire. [source Crouch/Trimming; The provence of this Gastaldi map is from a bound Italian atlas, Bedburg-Hau, Antiquariat Gebr. Haas, cited in Betz 9.1G]
Last updated: Jul 26, 2015