Guinea “Newly Described” / West Africa / Gold, Slave & Ivory Coast / Island of Saint Thomas inset/ Sao Tome / etc. 1606-10, Amsterdam by Jodocus Hondius for his Mercator based series of folio sheet World Atlases released over 35+ years. French text on verso, pp. Splendid and historically significant early 17th century antique folio-sheet map. Engraved with original hand color. This map captures just after the zenith point of the historical role Portugal played in the exploration and settlement of this African coastal region from Senegal to Cape Lopez (just below the equator). Includes portions of Benin & Lybia Kingdoms, the place names are all given in Portuguese. When released, this Portuguese influence was under increasing pressure from other Colonial powers, but her early habit of intermarriage with the local natives gave them a long lasting trade advantage they never lost. A pleasing example, displaying light signs of age, pleasant uniform toning, a soft and subtle age patina. Scale of measurement given in Spanish Leagues & German miles. In near VG or better condition, overall clean, well preserved and very attractive. Original fold line as issued. 21 1/4″ x 18″. Engraved area measures c. 19 1/2″ x 13 1/2″. Koeman, Atlantees Neerlandici, v. Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. Norwich, Maps of Africa, 316. Tooley Landmarks of Mapmaking, p. 154 (large color fold-out with insightful historical commentary). Rhyiner Collection of maps, Bern, Switzerland, online ref. Library (their example with territorial hand coloring in outline). Van der Kroogt, Atlantes Neerlandicic, 8700:1A. We do not sell modern reprints. Guinea West Africa St. Thomas Sierra Leone ships c. 1606 Hondius Mercator old map. Browse our ever-growing collection! Amsterdam Netherlands Amstel river c. 1760 Holland city view vue d’optique print. South Braintree Thayer Norfolk County Massachusetts 1888 large detailed map. Trieste Italy Italia 1873 detailed old city plan map w/ key of important sites. Christning ceremony Russian Greek Church 1789 Religious Rites old print. Ancient Rome Roma Italia Italy 1873 detailed old city plan map. Abraham Lincoln political cartoon 1861 African American racism Black Difficulty. Ottoman Empire Ministry of Public Finance c. 1820-50 beautiful color print. Africa European colonial possessions claims disputes British Dutch 1888 old map. South America continent from best Authorities 1790 Kitchin hand color map. Sulawesi Indonesia Celebes Islands native 1834 world culture ethnography print. United Kingdom British Isles Sanson c. 1700-54 Chatelain map hand color. Art Nouveau Middle East Edmund Dulac 1907 Fantasy color prints lot x 10 A+. Hyde Park Clarendon Hills Norfolk County Massachusetts 1888 large detailed map. Planet Venus in starry night sky Celestial 1719 Mallet lovely hand color. Zuider Sea Northern Netherlands Holland 1737 old antique color map. Walpole Commons & Ponds Norfolk County Massachusetts 1888 large detailed map. London city plan in 1642 & 43 fortified c. 1800 lovely engraved hand color map. Africa madagascar Fort Dauphin detailed plan c. 1750 Bellin old antique map. Military History 1858 set 2 old illustrated books Dawson leather 41 plates. British India Birma Burma Bengal Assam 1882 charming small Dutch old map. All items are sent well-packed to arrive as you see them. Maps and prints are sent either rolled in sturdy 3-inch-wide tubes or, if small, in a rigid cardboard mailer. The item “Guinea West Africa St. Thomas Sierra Leone ships c. 1606 Hondius Mercator old map” is in sale since Friday, August 25, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps”. The seller is “oldmapsoldbooks” and is located in Dover. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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