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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1697de Sandrart, JacobNurembergL Afrique Dressee sur les Observations de M.rs de l Academie Royale des Sciences$1,600 Picture

An engraved map with hand colored wash.

Size: 19 inches X 22-1/2 inches

Map Type: Loose

This is a superior copy, with vivid colors. A small abrasion above Homann's imprint at lower right.

This map of the African continent was heavily influenced by Frederik de Wit's map of Africa circa 1670. The complex cartouche an original design by the noted painter and includes a variety of African natives and animals.

This map was engraved by J.B. Homann before he set up his own map publishing business. It is one of only two known maps with Homann's imprint as an engraver.

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 4 Page 101, Sandrart, Jacob, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999

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