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Number: 74
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names:
Year of Origin: 1596
Title: Typus orarum maritimarum Guineae, Manicongo & An: golae ultra promontorium Bonae Spei usq,; cum umnib9 Portubus, Insulis, Scopulis, pulvinis, & Vadis, veraq la; titudine Oceani Aethiopici ab ortu m occasum ad Fer; nambucum & promont: S. Augustini in ora Brasiliensi, vergentis: una cum eiusdem oceani Insulis praecipue vero S. Thoma, S. Helena, Insula Ascensionis, multisq, alijs, earumque genuino tractu: accurate omnia ex op: timis Indicis tabulis hydrographicis decerpta & emendt.
Sub-Title: Afbeesdmghe der custen des landts Guinea, Manicongo, ende Angola, ende voorts tot voorby de C. de boa esperanca: mer alle de havenen, eylanden, clippe, droochren, ende ondiepten, mer de gheheele breede des Aethiopischen Oceani, de welcke vanden oosten na den westen tot Fernambuco en C. de S. Augustino (aen de custen van Brisil gheseghen) is streckende : midts-gaders alle de eylanden der sesver, als voornamclrjck S. Thome, S. Helena, d'eylandt Acemcaon ghent, ende andere meer, mer de waerachtighe streckinghe van dien, alles seer cor: rec telnck, gherrocken en na d'allerheste Indische pascaerren oversien en verbt.
Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Amsterdam
Height: 38.5
Width: 55.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: H Huygen van Linschoten
Engraver: Arnold Florent Langren
Other Contributors: Bernard Paludanus
Northernmost Latitude: 8.0
Southernmost Latitude: -35.0
Westernmost Longitude: -35.0
Easternmost Longitude: 24.0
Measurement Notes: modern estimates in Greenwich prime
Notes: Framed copper-plate engraving, hand colored in Amsterdam; from the 1596 first edition of Linschoton's "Itinerario.." This was the first work to provide detailed instructions on how to sail to Africa and the Indies. Among other contributions, Linschoten was instrumental in pointing out the importance of Java to the trade in the Indies. In the first book, Linschoten wrote down his own experiences in the East Indies. It became one of the most consulted accounts of the sailing routes to the East Indies and the Portuguese establishments in India, indonesia and southeast Asia. The second book provides sailing directions for the East Indies, Brazil and the West Indies. The third book describes the coast of Africa and South Atlantic navigation, with a detailed account on Brazil. The fourth book is a summary of all the rents, domains and taxes collected by the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal in their colonies. [source Map House, London]; (see east half map #879);
Last updated: Jan 2, 2020