"Tabula Geogra: Regni Congo", Bry, Theodore de
Subject: Western Africa
Period: 1598 (circa)
Publication: Petit Voyages, Part I
Color: Black & White
15 x 12 inches
38.1 x 30.5 cm
Boldly engraved map of the Congo region of the West African coast from just south of the equator to present-day Angola with a highly conjectural Congo river system. Dramatic topography and imaginary cities are depicted and the map is adorned by an elaborate title cartouche and a compass rose. The map accompanied a description by Pigafetta of Eduardo Lopez's visit to the region in 1578.
Crisp impression, light soiling. Trimmed into neatlines as is common for this issue.