"Carte de l'Afrique…", Bertius, Petrus
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 14.9 inches
49.5 x 37.8 cm
Magnificent map of the continent copied from Hondius' influential map with nearly identical ornamentation as the Hondius/Jansson issues. The geography is typical for the 17th century and filled with spurious rivers, mountains and kingdoms. The map is embellished with a variety of exotic animals, ships, sea monsters and Neptune with his consort.
References: Tooley [Africa], p 27 (b).
Fine later color. Professional repair of tear just entering border left of bottom centerfold. Close, but adequate, margin at top, as issued.