"Africae Propriae Tabula. In qua, Punica Regna Vides, Tyrios, et Agenoris Urbem", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Northern Africa
Period: 1741 (published)
Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane
Color: Hand Color
20 x 14.5 inches
50.8 x 36.8 cm
This decorative map covers the coastline of present-day Tunisia and Libya. It is based on Ortelius' map of the same title, which in turn was based on Gastaldi's great map of Africa and the ancient texts of Diodorus, Siculus, Plinius, Virgilius, Appianus, Halicarnasseus, Athenaeus, and Herodotus. The map extends to include Sicily and Malta. Richly embellished with a fine title cartouche and a large text block enclosed in a strapwork cartouche. Blank verso, published in Pieter de Hondt's Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane, a French edition of Georgius Hornius' Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio, which included maps from Johannes Jansson's historical atlas and Abraham Ortelius' Parergon.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8610H:1.
A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with minor toning along the edges of the sheet.