"Africa, Volgens de Alder-Eerste Scheeps-Togten der Portugysen…", Aa, Pieter van der
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.8 x 7.8 inches
30 x 19.8 cm
This beautifully engraved map of Africa extends to include the Atlantic islands and just a bit of Brazil. The Nile river is depicted originating in two large lakes south of the equator named Zaire Lacus and Zaflan. Crisply engraved with a compass rose and a title cartouche featuring an African sitting in a stone structure with a pair of scorpions and ivory at his feet, a lion, and elephants.
A dark impression with light overall toning and an archivally repaired tear that just enters map at right. The right margin has been extended to better accommodate framing.