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AFRICA, Africa; 'Africa Secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographica regulas et juxta recentissimas relationes et observation in subsidium (..)' - Edward Wells Cartografisch Antiquariaat
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AFRICA - Africa; "Africa Secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographica regulas et juxta recentissimas relationes et observation in subsidium (..)" - J.M. Haas, J.B. Homann heirs 5899: Africa; "Africa Secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographica regulas et juxta recentissimas relationes et observation in subsidium (..)", J.M. Haas, J.B. Homann heirs, 1737

Technique: Copper engraving
Size in cm.: 46*56
Colouring: Old coloured
Condition: Very good. Wide margins. Flattened. Small professional repair to lower image part. Verso: blank.
Price: € -

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Large copper engraved map of the continent, drawn by Johann Matthias Haas. He was a professor of mathematics at Wittenberg. For his map of Africa he used J.B. Homann's 1715 map, augmented to include important cartographic developments after Guillaume De l'Isle and D'Anville. Thus, his map presents a fairly accurate picture without most of the fictitious lakes and rivers of previous cartography. It focuses on the known coastal regions of the continent, leaving the interiors blank or marked Terra Incognito. Egypt, Nubia and Abyssinia are shown as distinct entities, Lake Nyasa is shown as Lac Marawi, and the Congo is located. The Dutch settlements of Castell Batov and Stellenbosch are shown at the Cape. The most striking feature of the map is the large (uncolored) title cartouche that is framed by elephant tusks. In the foreground is a scene of natives negotiating with European traders, surrounded by indigenous animals. In the background is a view of Table Bay and Table Mountain.

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