"Congi Regni Christiani in Africa Nova Descriptio Auctore Philippe Pigafetta", Langenes, Barent
Subject: Central Africa
Period: 1600 (published)
Publication: Thresor de Chartes
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm
This tiny map focuses on the western coast of Africa in the vicinity of the Congo River. It is based on the descriptions of Filippo Pigafetta. French text on verso.
The map was first published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Barent Langenes in the 1598 edition of the popular Map-treasury. For the 1599 edition, graduation lines and latitude numerals were added to one side of the border on most of the maps, which were again used for multiple editions through 1650. This is the second state with the added graduation lines from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8755:341.
A nice impression with faint damp stains confined to the blank margins.