Very decorative antique sea chart of West Africa by Willem Blaeu. Showing the Gulf of Guinea with the coasts of Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea to Gabon. With elephants, lions and monkeys. Decorated with a beautiful title cartouche, sailing ships and two compass roses.
Published for the first time in Theatrum Orbis Terrarum in 1634. This example is from the Dutch edition of 1642/43. The map remained unchanged for the different editions, only the text on verso has changed.
|Cartographer||Willem Janszoon Blaeu|
|Publisher, Year||Willem & Joan Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1642-43|
|Plate Size||38.6 x 52.8 cm (15.2 x 20.8 inches)|
|Sheet Size||52.5 x 61.5 cm (20.7 x 24.2 inches)|
|Reference||Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 8700:2A|
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