Antique, original map of Africa. Circa 1697 Accuratissima Totius Africae Tabula In Lucem PRODUCTA. Circa 1697. Printed in Nuremberg by Jacob von Sandrart. Measures 23” x 19.5”. Some minor fading along the edges. Please see photos for overall condition.
About: One of the first maps by Johann Baptist Homann. This rare map of Africa by Jacob von Sandrart is one of only two maps that Johann Baptist Homann engraved before 1700. Parts of the geographical information correspond to the era. Some are still based on Ptolemaic maps, like the origin of the Nile in the inland lakes of Zaire and Zaflan. This map is difficult to date because it was not bound into any of the standard atlases and was usually sold separately or can be found in composite atlases. Richard Betz dates this map in “The Mapping of Africa” to around 1697, when Sandrart published much of his work.
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