"Tabula Geogra: Regni Congo", Bry, Theodore de
Subject: Western Africa
Period: 1597 (circa)
Publication: Petit Voyages, Part I
Color: Black & White
14.5 x 11.8 inches
36.8 x 30 cm
Boldly engraved map of the Congo region of the West African coast from just south of the equator to present-day Angola with a highly conjectural Congo river system. Dramatic topography and imaginary cities are depicted and the map is adorned by an elaborate title cartouche and a compass rose. The map accompanied a description by Pigafetta of Eduardo Lopez's visit to the region in 1578.
References: Garrat (TMC-9) P1.
Trimmed to, and inside, neatlines on three sides, which is not uncommon for this map. Otherwise a nice impression with a repair fold intersection at lower center.