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Number: 785
Continent: Africa
Region: East
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Year of Origin: 1669
Title: A Mapp of the Higher and Lower Ethiopia Comprehending Ye Several Kingdomes. &c in Each. to Witt, in the Empire of the Abissines, the Coast of Zanguebar, Abes, and Aian, with the Kingdomes of Nubia, and Biafara, &c in the Lower Aethiopia the Kingdom of Congo, Ye empire of Monomotapa, and Monoemugy, Ye Coast and Lands of Cafres, and of this side Cape Negres, with the Isles of Madegascar, &c, designed by Monsr. Sanson geographer to the French King. and Rendred into English by Ric: Blome by his Majts. Especiall Command. Printed for Ric: Blome 1669
Sub-Title: To the Honorable, Sr Robert Viner, of London. Alderman, Knight & Baronet. This Mapp is humbly dedicated by Ric: Blome
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Nicolas Sanson
Engraver: Thomas Burnford
Wenceslas Hollar
Francis Lamb
Publisher: Richard Blome
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Notes: Reiss; From "Geographical Description Of The Four Parts Of The World"; see Norwich #44 differing only in dedication coat of arms; While Speed's atlas was published prior to Blome, the plates were engraved and printed in Amsterdam. The map demonstrates the na?e engraving style characteristic of 17th Century English engravers, and features an elaborate heraldic cartouche and a dedication to Robert Viner of London, Alderman Knight & Baronet; Blome first began engraving maps for his Geographical Description Of The Four Parts Of The World in 1667. The completed volume was in small folio, and contained 24 maps (plus one duplicated), engraved by Francis Lamb, Thomas Burnford and Wenceslas Hollar. Blome's principal handicap in the production of the atlas was the lack of a domestic mapmaking environment comparable with that in Europe. Also, to finance his work, he undertook subscribers, in exchange for a promise to add their coat of arms to certain maps.
Last updated: Mar 6, 2016