"Nigritarum Regio", Blaeu, Johannes
Subject: Western Africa
Period: 1650 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 15 inches
57.2 x 38.1 cm
Decorative map of the western part of Africa extending from present-day Senegal to Angola. The interior is filled with information, mostly spurious, including the Nile originating in Zaire Lacus. A small herd of elephants roams the interior, and the map has a cartouche and scale of miles lavished with monkeys, a cheetah, natives, a lion and mer-people.
The map has toned margins, some centerfold separation and old tape at the top edge. It is still quite sound and has nice old color and would look nice framed.