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Abraham Ortelius: Africae Tabula Nova

Map: AFR5220
 
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: Africae Tabula Nova
Date: c. 1595
Published: Antwerp
Width: 20 inches / 51 cm
Height: 15 inches / 39 cm
Map ref: AFR5220
Description:
One of the cornerstone maps of the African continent. It remained the standard map of Africa well into the seventeenth century. Ortelius introduced two important changes to the shape of the continent: the Cape of Good Hope became more pointed and the eastward extension of the continent was significantly reduced. Splendidly decorated with ships, sea monsters, and a large strapwork title cartouche. Coloured.

[Betz (R.L.): The Mapping of Africa 12.5] [AFR5220]