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Matthias Quad: Aphrica

Map: AFR2240
 
Cartographer: Matthias Quad
Title: Aphrica
Date: c. 1600
Published: Cologne
Width: 11 inches / 28 cm
Height: 8 inches / 21 cm
Map ref: AFR2240
Description:
An early rendition of the African continent based on Portuguese sources and the maps of Ortelius. Geographically, this map generally follows the model used in Gerard Mercator's world maps, though Madagascar has been shortened and widened. The title is set within a strap work cartouche at the bottom left of the map. Also on the left of the map is a text box containing a description of Africa in nine lines of Latin text.

[Betz (R.L.): The Mapping of Africa 46] [AFR2240]