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Novæ Africæ Descriptio: De Wit 1680

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  • Title: Novæ Africæ Descriptio
  • Author: Frederick de Wit
  • Date: 1680
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Excellent - issued center fold, few areas of discoloration
  • Inches: 22 1/2 x 18 1/4 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 57.69 x 46.79 [Image]
  • Product ID: 003992

Novæ Africæ Descriptio Auct. F. de Wit. T'Amsterdam Bÿ Frederick de Wit inde Calverstraet in de Witte Paskaert

"New Description of Africa Author F. de Wit. In Amsterdam by Frederick de Wit in the Calfstreet in the White Map."

Map of the African continent and surrounding areas, including the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, Parts of Italy, Greece, and Spain, the Canary Islands, Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea, and Madagascar. Along the top margin of the map, de Wit includes inset views of African cities: Alcair, Alexandria, Alger, Tunis, Tanger, and Ceuta. Cartouches depicting indigenous Africans flank the map to either side. These individuals, shown in the native dress of their lands, hail from regions such as Mozambique, Morocco, Guinea, Congo, and Madagascar.