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Girolamo Ruscelli: Mauritania Nuova Tavola

Map: AFR3436
 
Cartographer: Girolamo Ruscelli
Title: Mauritania Nuova Tavola
Date: 1574
Published: Venice
Width: 10 inches / 26 cm
Height: 8 inches / 21 cm
Map ref: AFR3436
Description:
Early copper-engraved map of North and West Africa, from Algeria and Morocco along the coast to Ghana and Nigeria. The interior is highly speculative and largely based on classical knowledge. From Ruscelli's 1574 edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. [AFR3436]