Basse Aethopie qui Comprend les Royaume de Congo, Coste, et Pays des Cafres, Empires du Monomotapa et Monoemugi. – Sanson, Nicolas


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SKU: 301594

(South African comprising the kingdom of Congo, Cost of Kaffraria, empires of Monomotapa and Monoemugi)

This map is based on very little information: eg. the desert-like coast of South West Africa is presented as a land rich in rivers. The fictitious states are given fictitious boundaries and the interior is marked with large cities such as Vigiti Magna and Monomotapa. This information led to subsequent exploration in search of these fabulous cities. Although the map is dated three years after the foundation of a settlement at the Cape by Jan van Riebeeck, no mention is made of any European settlement anywhere in the south. With a 4cm repair to the lower edge at the middle fold. Some outline colour.

Publisher: P Mariette
Date Published: 1655
Publication Place: Paris
First Edition: Yes

Condition: Very good.

Dimensions: 460mm x 560mm

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Weight 1000 g