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Old antique map of Africa by de Belleforest François

Item number:11216
Category:Antique maps > africa
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Price: 1800 Euro ($2016 / £1602)
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Africae Tabula Nova. - de Belleforest F., 1575.   ***  RARE  ***

Old map of Africa by François de Belleforest.

Date of the first edition: 1575
Date of this map: 1575

Size (not including margins): 37 x 49.5cm (14.4 x 19.3 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Two small tears at left reinforced, some browning along vertical fold.
Condition Rating: A
References: Betz, 16; Not in Norwich O.I.; Not in Tooley (Africa).

From: La Cosmographie Universelle de tout le Monde. Paris, Nicolas Chesneau - Michel Sonnius, 1575. (= French edition of Münster's Cosmographia).


This map, though a woodcut, is a close copy  of the Ortelius map of Africa. It has the same title cartouche and decorative scenes in the oceans as on the Ortelius map.

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