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Cartographer: Sebastian Munster
Title: : Liber Sextus
Date: 1558      Size: 7 x 11 inches
Published: Basle
Description: An early woodcut map of Africa that breaks from the previous Ptolemaic form. Noting the southern cape and mapping the continents coastline along the Indian Ocean. [AFR5514]
Map Ref: AFR5514
Cartographer: Giovanni Camocio
Title: : [Africa]
Date: 1566      Size: 27 x 19 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Early Africa from a Lafreri atlas. Based on the 1562 map by Paulo Ferlani. [Betz 8.2] Framed.
Map Ref: AFR5735
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster
Title: : La Table & description universelle de toute L'Afrique, voire estendue outre les limites de Ptol.
Date: 1578      Size: 14 x 10 inches
Published: Basle
Description: [AFR5535] Seminal and hugely influential map of Africa. It was the earliest, readily available printed map to show the entire continent. [Richard Betz: The Mapping of Africa: 3].
Map Ref: AFR5535
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Africae Tabvla Nova
Date: c. 1580      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: [AFR5220] Fundamental coloured map of the entire African continent, decoratively embellished. [Richard Betz: The Mapping of Africa 12:]
Map Ref: AFR5220
Cartographer: Cornelis De Jode
Title: : Africae Vera Forma, Et Sitvs
Date: 1593      Size: 18 x 13 inches
Published: Leiden
Description: [AFR3132] Rare map of the entire African continent. Black and white with decorative cartouche and box in upper right of text describing Africa. Various other figures in and around Africa depict inhabitants. [Richard Betz: The Mapping of Africa: 27]
Map Ref: AFR3132
Cartographer: Heinrich Bunting
Title: : Africa Tertia Pars Teerae
Date: c. 1597      Size: 13 x 10 inches
Published: Magdeburg
Description: [AFR3368] An early black and white woodcut map of the African continent with mythical interior. [Richard Betz: The Mapping of Africa: 24.2].
Map Ref: AFR3368
Cartographer: Filippo Pigafetta
Title: : [Africa]
Date: 1598      Size: 16 x 22 inches
Published: Frankfurt
Description: [AFR4704] Africa. Richly embellished map from de Bry's "Petits Voyages": [TMC 9 pp 9-10] Restoration to left-hand margin just into engraved image:
Map Ref: AFR4704
Cartographer: Matthias Quad
Title: : Aphrica
Date: c. 1600      Size: 11 x 8 inches
Published: Cologne
Description: [AFR2240] An early black and white rendition of the African continent based on Portuguese sources. [Richard Betz: The Mapping of Africa: 47].
Map Ref: AFR2240
Cartographer: Jodocus Hondius
Title: : Nova Africa Tabula
Date: 1611      Size: 16 x 21 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Stunning Dutch Golden Age map of the African continent. Glorious original colour. [Betz:52]
Map Ref: AFR5690
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Africa
Date: 1619      Size: 15 x 19 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: [AFR5654] Wonderful map of the African continent published at the height of the Dutch Golden Age. With descriptive French text on verso. Rich original colour.
Map Ref: AFR5654
Cartographer: Samuel Purchas
Title: : Africae Descriptio.
Date: 1625      Size: 8 x 5 inches
Published: London
Description: [AFR5705] Africa. Published as part of Hakluytus Posthomous or Purchas his Pilgrimis, contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells, by Englishmen and others. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR5705
Cartographer: Henricus Hondius
Title: : Africae Nova Tabula
Date: 1632      Size: 22 x 16 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: A magnificiently ornate map of the continent in rich original colour. Borders on 3 sides showing natives and the great cities. Embellished with ships, sea monsters and cherub cartouche. [Betz 60.4]
Map Ref: AFR5047
Cartographer: Matthaus Merian
Title: : Nova Descriptio Africae
Date: 1649      Size: 15 x 11 inches
Published: Frankfurt
Description: Early map of Africa with decorative cartouche and illustrations of animals. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR5757
Cartographer: Willem & Jan Blaeu
Title: : Africae Nova Descriptio
Date: c. 1650      Size: 21 x 16 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: [AFR5587] Superb map of Africa with illustrated borders in rich original colour. Betz 57.
Map Ref: AFR5587
Cartographer: Gabriel Bucelin
Title: : Africae Descriptio
Date: 1658      Size: 5 x 3 inches
Published: N/A
Description: [AFR5228] Miniature map of Africa showing the continent divided into three separate islands.
Map Ref: AFR5228
Cartographer: Anne Seile
Title: : Africae Nova Descriptio
Date: 1663      Size: 17 x 13 inches
Published: London
Description: [AFR5665] Elegant map of Africa embellished with sea monsters and native animals studded throughout the continent. [Betz: 83]
Map Ref: AFR5665