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Afrika ( Africa )
"Kupferstich- Karte, v. 2 Platten b. Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, ""Totivs Africae nova et excata Tabvla ex optimis tvm geographorvm tvm aliorvm/scriptis collecta et ad hodiernam regnorvm principatvvm et maiorvm partivm distinctionem accommodata per Gvlielmv Blaew Amstelodami MDCLXXIX"". "
dat. 1679, 57 x 90,5 "Extremely rare map of Africa! Betz, Mapping of Africa, Nr. 113. 2 (our copy, no further mentioned). Schilder, Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica, Bd. 5, p. 199-207; not in Norwich, Maps of Africa; not in Tooley, Maps of Africa. - A reduction to two sheets of Willem Blaeu's 1608 wall map of Africa but with further and newer informations. According to Betz, Rossi used cartographic elements from C. Danckerts wall map from 1647, he even copied the cartouche but leaving it without text. The two copperplates were engraved by Daniel Vidman (Schilder, p. 202) possibly as early as 1653. Vidman was contracted by Giovanni Domenico de Rossi, the brother of Giovanni Giacomo, to engrave reduced versions of Blaeu's wall maps of the continents. All of them are really rare (for the map of America see Burden, The Mapping of North America, 408. He also mentions two states 1670 and 1679 and only one copy of each state were known to him). Two sheets joined, very good impression, good and wide margins, two minor restorations in the map (wormholes), otherwise in perfect condition."
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH [Germany]
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