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1737 – J. B. Homann – Africa Secundum legitimas

Title:                      “AFRICA Secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographiae regulas… Leonis Africani…à IOH. MATTHIA HASIO…Homannianorum Heredibum…1737”


Nice copper engraved map of Africa and Madagascar, dated 1737, based on the discoveries of Leon L’Africain. A magnificent decorative cartouche, with a large allegorical scene showing Européens traders in negotiation with aboriginals. The map describes Africa with details on the coasts, leaving the interior blank with the name “Terra Incognito”. Egypt, Nubia and Abbysinia are well described. We can see the Dutch colonies of Castell Batov and Stellenbosch near the Cape in South Africa.

Cartographer:     Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724)
Sheet size:          52,2 x 61,5 cm
Year:                     1737
Technique:           copper engraving

Good condition! Slightly browned and foxed. Original hand colouring on watermarked paper. Few lower margin reinforcements on verso.

​Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!

This is an original antique map published in 1737 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!

On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity!

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