Maps, Africa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria et. al.
"Guineae Nova Descriptio" Copper etching from the H. Hondius/ Mercator atlas. Original hand coloring. Reverse side has Latin text. Amsterdam, 1606. The text is about St. thomas Island and Guinea.
Map shows in terms of nowaday's political facts - from left along the Atlantic coast: Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and a bit of the coastline of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon to the Cape de Lopo Goncalves. Inland: Parts of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger. Lower left corner has inset: Ile of St. Thomae. On the main map: St. Thomae and Principe. Except for Sierra Leone all other parts shown on this map have been politically renamed. Just above the Renassance cratouche the equator is crossing the map.
Original antique print
Very attractive early map. Lower margin has been added.
Some oxidation breaks have been repaired and are visible on the reverse side.
Pleasant natural age toning.
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