c. 1697 – J. Sandrart – Accuratissima Totius Africae Tabula


Title:                      “Accuratissima Totius Africae Tabula in Lucem producta per Iacobum de Sandrart Norimbergae”


Decorative and rare map of Africa continent, based on Fredrik de Wit map published in 1660, engraved by Johann Baptist Homann. It’s typical one of late seventeenth century maps with the interior of Africa  filled with geographical features and named locations, even it has been very little exploration. Beautiful title cartouche with the people and animals of Africa.

Cartographer/Publisher:     Jacob von Sandrart (1630-1708)
Sheet size:                                      59,5 x 52,3 cm
Year:                                                 c. 1697
Technique:                                  copper engraving


Good condition. Watermarked paper, contemporary coloring. Verso reinforcements on margin with archival paper tape and centerfold (map was in the frame before). Few light waterstains.


This is an original antique map published circa 1697 and not a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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