"Africae in Tabula Geographica Delineatio", Zurner/Schenk
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.6 x 19.6 inches
57.4 x 49.8 cm
This very uncommon map was drawn by Zurner and published by Pieter Schenk. Cartographically, it is an updated version of Schenk's earlier map, which in turn was based on Visscher. The impressive cartouche is entirely original and features an African queen riding a massive elephant, a fat-tailed sheep, a snarling lion, a snake, and a huge crocodile. In the background are two pyramids and in the middle distance a group of natives, one milking a cow.
References: Norwich #66.
Fine original color and bright impression.