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Number: 3415
Continent: Africa
Region: East
Place Names: Aden, Yemen, Mombasa, Quilao, Cefala
Year of Origin: 1580
Title: ADEN Arabia Foelicis emporium celeberrimi nominis,...
Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Cologne
Height: 32.5
Width: 46.2
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: Full Color
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Publisher: Franz Hogenberg
Georg Braun
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Northernmost Latitude: 12.8
Southernmost Latitude: 12.7
Westernmost Longitude: 45.0
Easternmost Longitude: 45.1
Measurement Notes: modern estimates of Aden
Notes: Aden Yemen crater port for Arab slave trade. The oldest obtainable printed view of Aden, with smaller views of 3 other African Harbors. The harbors were among the most important ports along the Indian Ocean and were controlled by the Arabs and visited by the Vasco de Gama on his trip around the Cape of Good Hope and later seiged by the Dutch and English.Three views on one page. In top panoramic view of Aden. In lower part views of Mombassa, Quiloa and Cefala (or Sofala) near the mouth of the Cuama River in southeast Africa. Giving a vivid impression of their forts, castles, boats and habitable quarters. These ports and harbors of the east coast of Africa became well known and were occupied by the Portuguese travelers and invaders, therefore one of the view non-European views in the greatest publication in this genre!. The Civitates was compiled and written by George Braun, Canon of Cologne Cathedral. Braun gathered together vast amounts of information and draft plans to produce over 500 city views/maps published in six parts between 1572 and 1617. Most of these engravings were made by Simon Novellanus and Frans Hogenberg, many after drawings by Joris Hoefnagel. ? Reference: Swaen,Norwich's Maps of Africa, 332
Last updated: Feb 19, 2020