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Lot 148: Attractive old color example of Blaeu?s map of Africa

Arader Galleries November 2016 Auction

by Arader Galleries

05 November 2016

New York, NY, USA

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  • Attractive old color example of Blaeu?s map of Africa
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Description: Africae nova descriptio. Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638). Engraved map with original hand color in full. Amsterdam, c. 1642-1663. 19 1/2 x 23 inches sheet, 29 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches framed. Nice old color example of Blaeu?s map of Africa, Showing major African Cities across the top and indigeneous costumes along the sides. the map is also richly embellished with animals, numerous sailing ships, sea monsters, flying fish, and a gorgeous compass rose.

Artist or Maker: Willem Janszoon Blaeu

Literature: Hand-colored engraving on paper

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