"Africae Propriae Tabula. In qua, Punica Regna Vides, Tyrios, et Agenoris Urbem", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Africa - Northern
Period: 1657 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
20.3 x 14.5 inches
51.6 x 36.8 cm
Decorative map of the coastline covering present-day Tunisia and Libya. It is based on Ortelius' map of the same title, which in turn was based on Gastaldi's great map of Africa and the ancient texts of Diodorus, Siculus, Plinius, Virgilius, Appianus, Halicarnasseus, Athenaeus and Herodotus. The map extends to include Sicily and Malta. Richly embellished with a fine title cartouche and a large text block enclosed in a strapwork cartouche.
References: Phillips (A) #5944, Vol. 6 #16.
Good impression and coloring. A few scattered spots and a printer's crease at bottom left, else very good.