"Africa juxta navigationes et observat recentissimas…", Seutter, Matthias
Period: 1744 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
10 x 7.6 inches
25.4 x 19.3 cm
Handsome map displaying Seutter's strong engraving style. 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, uncolored cartouche is beautifully engraved and surrounded by natives and exotic animals including a large winged dragon.
References: Phillips (A) #3492.
A few spots in blank lower ocean, more in blank margins.