"Africa juxta navigationes et observat recentissimas…", Seutter, Matthias
Period: 1744 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
10 x 7.6 inches
25.4 x 19.3 cm
This is a reduced version of Seutter's folio map based on Homann's cartography of 1715. The map is packed with detail - much of it fictitious. The Nile is shown not only originating in twin lakes, but also continuing further south nearly to the tip of the continent. A lake joins the Senegal and Niger rivers. The large, cartouche is beautifully engraved and surrounded by natives and exotic animals including a large winged dragon.
References: Phillips (A) 3492.
Original color with a couple of minor spots, mostly in margins.