"Aphrica", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach
Period: 1600 (published)
Publication: Geographisch Hand Buch
Color: Hand Color
11.7 x 8.2 inches
29.7 x 20.8 cm
Lovely continental map by Johan Bussemacher, an engineer and printer, who collaborated with Quad on this work. The map, largely based on Ortelius, is covered with mountains and rivers, but in the south Vigiti Magna and the Rio de Infante are depicted with the absence of Monomotapa. Stipple engraved sea with bold strapwork title cartouche and a panel of text beside the map. German text on verso. Original color. Ref: Norwich #20. Overall toning with minor damp stain in margins and an old repair in bottom margin.