Novissima et Perfectissima Africae Descriptio

Justus Danckerts (*1635 - 1701)
Old coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Danckerts circa 1685.

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Antique map of Africa by Justus Danckerts. Based on the map of Africa by Frederick de Wit. With an extremely decorative title cartouche and beautiful old coloring.

Crafted by the esteemed Danckerts family of Amsterdam, recognized as one of the most distinguished cartographic families in the 17th century, this map reflects the artistry of some of the world's finest draughtsmen and engravers. The Danckerts family is renowned for producing some of the finest atlases of the period, contributing significantly to the cartographic landscape. This particular copy stands out as a fine example, enhanced by meticulous watercoloring executed at the time of its creation.


CartographerJustus Danckerts
TitleNovissima et Perfectissima Africae Descriptio
Publisher, YearJ. Danckerts, Amsterdam, circa 1685
Plate Size49.4 x 57.1 cm (19.4 x 22.5 inches)
Sheet Size52.0 x 59.2 cm (20.5 x 23.3 inches)
ReferenceBetz, R. & P., The Mapping of Africa, No. 168; Norwich, O.I.: Maps of Africa, No. 57.


Slightly wavy at the top left and right of the centrefold, a longer tear at the bottom left of the centrefold into the image and several small marginal tears restored. Very good condition.


The Danckerts family sold and published maps during the 17th Century in Amsterdam. Justus Danckerts, the son of the business founder Cornelius Danckerts, was born 1635. He has published several Atlases together with his son Theodorus between 1680 and 1700. The plates finally have been sold to R. & J. Ottens how published them on their own name. He died in 1701.

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Old coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Danckerts circa 1685.

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