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Number: 2461
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names:
Year of Origin: 1598
Title: GUINEA
Sub-Title:
Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Middleburg
Height: 8.3
Width: 12.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Small
Scale:
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer:
Engraver: Pieter Van den Keere (Kaerius)
Publisher: Cornelius Claesz
Barent Langenes
Other Contributors:
Northernmost Latitude: 20.0
Southernmost Latitude: 4.0
Westernmost Longitude: -10.0
Easternmost Longitude: 10.0
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: miniature map of the west coast of Africa covering the coast from Liberia to Cameroon. The majority of the place names are confined along the coast, while the interior is largely blank except for the Niger River and a large lake. Though not signed, this map was likely engraved by Petrus Kaerius, who engraved the majority of the maps of the Caert-thresoor (Map Treasury). This is the scarce first state without degrees of latitude in the borders, published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Langenes. Dutch text on verso.
Last updated: Jul 26, 2014