"L'Africa Nouamente corretta, et accresciuta secondo…Sansone", Rossi, Giamcomo Giovanni
Period: 1677 (dated)
Publication: Mercurio Geografico
Color: Hand Color
21.5 x 15.6 inches
54.6 x 39.6 cm
A beautiful map of the continent after Sanson. The source of the Nile is shown on the Ptolemaic depiction originating from two lakes. A large lake incorrectly joins the Niger and Senegal Rivers. Two St. Helena islands appear - a common error in maps from this period. Scenic cartouche. Engraved by Giorgio Widman.
References: Phillips (A) #497.
Very good to fine despite trace of toning along centerfold and two pin sized wormholes.