Aethiopia Inferior, vel Exterior
Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638
Format Extent38 x 50cm
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Coloured map. Line scale given. Title cartouche in bottom right corner, on ox skin supported by 2 natives with tortoises and monkeys at the foot. Two ships are shown off the west coast & 2 more off the east coast. This map was first issued by William Blaeu in 1635 & this copy is from the French ed. of the 12v. atlas (Atlas Maior or Le Grand atlas) published by his sons Johan & Cornelis after his death; the first French ed. appeared in 1663 & a 2nd ed. In 1667. French text on reverse. Joan Jansson published almost exactly the same map in 1640.