Auction 133, Lot 669

"Guinea", Hondius/Purchas

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1625 (circa)

Publication: Purchas his Pilgrimes…

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.8 inches
18.5 x 14.7 cm

A beautiful small map of the west coast of Africa covering the coast from Sierra Leone to Gabon with a large decorative inset of I. S. Thomae. Further embellished with a sea monster and strapwork title cartouche. This edition is on a full page (8" x 12.2") with English text below the map and on the verso. This map is from Samuel Purchas' publication which is one of the largest and most important collections of voyages and travels in the English language. The four volumes describe the major voyages of exploration and discovery prior to 1625. Most of the maps were originally from the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor.


Condition: A

Some minor toning in margins.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/1/2010