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Auction 106, Lot 514

"Africa", Magini and Porro

Subject: Africa

Period: 1713 (published)

Publication: Universus Terrarum Orbis Scriptorum

Color: Hand Color

7 x 5 inches
17.8 x 12.7 cm
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Small map of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula showing part of Brazil as well. Engraved by Girolamo Porro and primarily based on Ortelius. The rivers of central and north Africa feature prominently including the Ptolemaic concept of the origin of the Nile in two lakes south of the Equator. The largest of these lakes also has a river flowing southeast. The sea is stipple engraved with a tiny sea monster and decorative calligraphy. The plate made its last appearance in this work published by Raphael Savonarola. On a full sheet of Italian text.

References: Norwich #24.

Condition: A+

Later color.

Estimate: $200 - $240


Closed on 3/3/2004