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Cartographer: Giovanni Camocio
Title: : [Lafreri Map of Africa]
Date: 1566      Size: 27 x 19 inches
Published: Venice
Description: RARE. Early map of Africa from a Lafreri atlas. Based on the 1562 map by Paulo Forlani. Framed. [Betz 8.2]
Map Ref: AFR5735
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster
Title: : Africa/Libya/Morenlandt/mit allen Kunigreichen so zu unsern zeiten darin gefunden werden
Date: 1578      Size: 14 x 10 inches
Published: Basel
Description: Seminal and hugely influential map of Africa. It is the earliest, readily available, printed map to show the entire continent. [Betz 3 (Variant 15)]
Map Ref: AFR5891
Cartographer: Cornelis De Jode
Title: : Africae Vera Forma, Et Sitvs
Date: 1593      Size: 18 x 13 inches
Published: Leiden
Description: RARE map of the entire African continent with decorative cartouche and box in upper right of text describing Africa. [Betz 27]
Map Ref: AFR3132
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Africae Tabula Nova
Date: c. 1595      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: Fundamental map of the African continent, embellished with sea monsters and a naval battle. Coloured. Latin text on verso [Ort: 8] [Betz: 12.5]
Map Ref: AFR5220
Cartographer: Filippo Pigafetta
Title: : [Africa]
Date: 1598      Size: 16 x 22 inches
Published: Frankfurt
Description: Richly embellished map of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa from de Bry's "Petits Voyages" illustrating the limited state of European knowledge at the turn of the 17th century. [TMC 9 pp 9-10]
Map Ref: AFR4704
Cartographer: Matthias Quad
Title: : Aphrica
Date: c. 1600      Size: 11 x 8 inches
Published: Cologne
Description: An early depiction of the African continent based on Mercator's map of Africa, as well as Portuguese sources. [Betz 46]
Map Ref: AFR2240
Cartographer: Heinrich Bunting
Title: : Africa Tertia Pars Teerae
Date: c. 1600      Size: 13 x 10 inches
Published: Magdeburg
Description: A late woodcut map of Africa with a unique depiction of the continent's shape. [Betz 24.3]
Map Ref: AFR3368
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 hand-colour. [Betz 52]
Map Ref: AFR5690
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Africa
Date: c. 1620      Size: 19 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Wonderful map of the African continent published at the height of the Dutch Golden Age and based on Mercator's geography. Latin text on verso. Original hand colour. [Betz 31]
Map Ref: AFR5808
Cartographer: Samuel Purchas
Title: : Africae Descriptio.
Date: 1625      Size: 8 x 5 inches
Published: London
Description: Early map of Africa based on the work of Jodocus Hondius first issued in 1608. Coloured. [Betz 53]
Map Ref: AFR5816
Cartographer: John Speed
Title: : Africae described
Date: 1627      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: London
Description: John Speed's exquisite map of Africa embellished with miniature city views along the upper border and costumed figures on both sides. English text on verso. Strong impression. Engraved by Abraham Goos.
Map Ref: AFR5916
Cartographer: Matthaus Merian
Title: : Nova Descriptio Africae
Date: 1649      Size: 15 x 11 inches
Published: Frankfurt
Description: Africa, decorated with sea monsters, a splendid compass rose, and depictions of native animals. Coloured. [Betz 67]
Map Ref: AFR5757
Cartographer: Willem & Jan Blaeu
Title: : Africae Nova Descriptio
Date: c. 1650      Size: 21 x 16 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: 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: Ulm
Description: Miniature map of Africa with the river systems enlarged to divide the continent into three separate islands. [Betz 90]
Map Ref: AFR5228
Cartographer: Anne Seile
Title: : Africae Nova Descriptio
Date: 1663      Size: 17 x 13 inches
Published: London
Description: Elegant map of Africa embellished with sea monsters and depictions of native animals. The earliest map of Africa signed by and attributed to a female cartographer. [Betz 100]
Map Ref: AFR5665
Cartographer: Henricus Hondius
Title: : Africae Nova Tabula
Date: 1666      Size: 20 x 16 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Highly decorative map of the African continent. Hondius-Janssonius edition with Latin text on verso. Coloured. [Betz 58.5] [AFR5568]
Map Ref: AFR5568