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Map Nova et acurata totius Africae tabula Title from cartouche: Africa / Title of Latin text: Nova Africae descriptio / Title of Dutch text: Beschryvinge van Africa / Title of French text: Nouvelle description l'Afrique

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Title

  • Nova et acurata totius Africae tabula

Other Title

  • Title from cartouche: Africa
  • Title of Latin text: Nova Africae descriptio
  • Title of Dutch text: Beschryvinge van Africa
  • Title of French text: Nouvelle description l'Afrique

Names

  • Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638, cartographer
  • Visscher, Nicolaes, 1618-1679, publisher

Created / Published

  • [Amsterdam] : [Nicholaes Visscher], [1657?]

Headings

  • -  Africa--Maps--Early works to 1800

Genre

  • Early maps
  • Wall maps

Notes

  • -  Relief shown pictorially.
  • -  Includes 2 diagrams, text, and illustrations.
  • -  Title strip printed separately from map.
  • -  Text in right, left and bottom margins by Nicolaes Visscher. Printed separately from map.
  • -  Illustrations of local residents/costumes in left margin: Senagenses -- Mercator, dominvs, servus in Guinea -- Guinearum mvlieres et ancilla -- Cabo Lopes Gonsalvi accolae -- Magnates in Congo -- Miles Congensis cum femina -- Promontorii bonae spaei habitores -- Rex cum subditis in Madagascar.
  • -  Illustrations of local residents/costumes in right margin: Marocchi -- Fezani -- Femina ex Malta, Tripoli et Algier -- Virgo vidva, mvlier Afra, Aethiops -- Aegyptii -- Peregrini euntes ad Meccam -- Abissini -- Cafres in Mozambiqve.
  • -  Views beneath map: Tanger -- Cevta -- Alger -- Tvnes -- Alexandria -- Alcair -- Qviloa -- Mozambiqve -- Cefala -- S. Georgivs della Mina -- Canaria -- Tzaffin.
  • -  Geography and Maps, an illustrated guide, page 40
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  Gift; Hans P. Kraus.
  • -  Latin. Text in Latin, Dutch, and French.

Medium

  • 1 map : hand colored ; 92 x 134 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G8200 1657 .B5

Repository

  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 2 0540 to 4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2017585765

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, Cartographer, and Nicolaes Visscher. Nova et acurata totius Africae tabula. [Amsterdam: Nicholaes Visscher, ?, 1657] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017585765/.

APA citation style:

Blaeu, W. J. & Visscher, N. (1657) Nova et acurata totius Africae tabula. [Amsterdam: Nicholaes Visscher, ?] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2017585765/.

MLA citation style:

Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, Cartographer, and Nicolaes Visscher. Nova et acurata totius Africae tabula. [Amsterdam: Nicholaes Visscher, ?, 1657] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017585765/>.