GUINEA.

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Joan Blaeu


Guinea.

Copper plate engraving, c.1650.
15 1/8 x 20 5/8" (382 x 523 mm) plus margins.
Good condition save for tear in upper right corner. Original hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 37004
Price: $700.00
Publisher : Published by Guiljelmum Blaeu, Amsterdam.
A highly decorative map of the Guinea coast of Africa. The title cartouche depicts two natives, a parrot, and several monkeys. To the right in the sea are two black winged putti carrying an ivory tusk. The interior notes European settlements and has illustrations of native wildlife including lions, elephants, crocodiles, and monkeys. A beautiful, bright and well colored impression.

Latin text on verso.
Maps

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