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27 THEVET, A. Table d'Afrique. Paris, 1575. Col. d'époque. Gravure sur bois en coloris d'époque, coupée en haut à l'ext. du filet d'encadrement, en bas, à l'int. - Wood-cut map in attractive original colours. Upper part cut on the neat line, lower part cut into the neat line. Paper slightly age-toned as usual. Generally in good condition. 345 x 450 mm.

1500 - 2000 €
Adjugé pour 1500 €

¤ Carte publiée dans la "Cosmographie Universelle" d' A.Thevet. C'est la première carte in-folio à s'inspirer largement du modèle de Mercator et pas seulement de celui de Gastaldi-Ortelius. A. Thevet était le cosmographe d'Henri III. - Uncommon wood-cut map. It is the first folio map to show Africa largely based on the Mercator model and not solely that of Gastaldi-Ortelius model. Following Mercator, a major lake is shown to the southwest of the traditional twin Ptolemaic Nile source lakes. The surrounding sea is cut in very great detail. The seas are teeming with numerous small sailing vessels of different shapes and sizes together with a number of kinds of sea monsters. André Thevet was a Franciscan monk who travelled extensively in Europe and made a reputed short journey to South America. - Tooley, The printed maps of the continent of Africa, 98 ; Norwich, 12 ; Betz, The Mapping of Africa, 17

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29 ORTELIUS, A. Fessae et Marocchi regna Africae celeberr. Anvers, 1595. Encadré. 386 x 503 mm.

200 - 300 €
Adjugé pour 150 €

Carte du Maroc avec les îles Canaries et Madeire. - Uncommon map, covering north-western Africa, with the Canaries and Madeira. With an inset of the Congo, after Filippo Pigafetta's famous map of the kingdom. - Van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas maps, 177

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