"Nigritarum Regnum", Jansson/Valck & Schenk
Subject: Africa - Western
Period: 1729 (published)
Publication: Atlas Maior
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 17.3 inches
57.2 x 43.9 cm
Splendid map of West Africa covering the coast from just above the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn. The interior cartography is primarily Ptolemaic with the large twin lake source of the Nile. The coastline shows good detail, particularly in the areas controlled by European traders. The title cartouche represents the wealth of the continent with ivory, jewels and exotic animals. The dedication cartouche includes the coat of arms of the Elector of Brandenburg. The map is further adorned with three sailing ships.
Fine impression and original color. Tissue repair on bottom centerfold separation barely affecting border.