Africa: Matthaus Seutter 1720

Africa: Matthaus Seutter 1720

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  • Author: George Matthaus Seutter
  • Date: 1720
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 23 1/8" x 19 1/2" overall
  • Centimetres: 59.29 x 50.00 overall
  • Product ID: 002081

This striking map of Africa is based largely on Homann's 1715 map. Typical of the period, it presents largely fictitious information in southern Africa, and enormous lakes depicted in central Africa. The Nile is shown originating in the south at lakes Zaire and Zaflan and also continuing further south through a twisted river system with its headwaters in Bed Lac. The splendid decorative cartouche (uncolored) features indigenous people, pyramids and exotic animals, with a fierce dragon perched atop the title.