Antique map of Africa. Printed in Venice by Giunti circa 1640.

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Description

Very rare copper engraved Africa Map of G. Botero. This example has a thin engraved line around the continent, which is not described in references. It seems the map comes from 1640 edition of "Relationi Universali" since Burden describes an equal line in an America map of Botero from this edition (Burden, North America 86 & 149). Showing one seamonster.

Details

CartographerGiovanni Botero
TitleAfrica
Publisher, YearGiunti, Venice, circa 1640
Plate Size18.5 x 25.7 cm (7.3 x 10.1 inches)
Sheet Size21.5 x 27.2 cm (8.5 x 10.7 inches)
ReferenceNorwich 22; Tooley, Continent 114

Condition

Plate toning, excellent condition.

Cartographer

Giovanni Botero, an Italian philosopher, pries and thinker, was born around 1540 in Bene, Piermont. His cartographic achievements results a world map in 1591 and maps of each continent and the British Isles published first 1596 in his Relationi Universali. Several editions followed until 1662. Er died 1617 in Turino.

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Antique map of Africa. Printed in Venice by Giunti circa 1640.

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