Maps, Africa, Congo River, Bleau
"Aethiopia Inferior vel Exterior"
Very attractive copper engraving map of South Africa.
By Willem Janszoon Bleau ca 1640. Published in Amsterdam.
Pleasant hand coloring. On the reverse side is text in French about early exploration and history of the region. In the upper left of the map is part of the Congo River.
Most of the known settlements are shown along the coasts.
The inland was hardly explored.
Original antique print
The margins have light natural age browning on the edges.
Light creasing in lower margin. Repair near centerfold in lower margin.
Another to the left of the centerfold in lower margin. Both are hardly visible.
Map image: 38 x 50 cm (14.9 x 19.6") interior design, wall decoration, ideas, idea, gift ideas, present, vintage, charming, special, decoration, home interior, living room design