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Description: This large beautifully engraved hand coloured original map of Africa was published by Georg Mattraus Seutter in 1730.
Background: A very graphic map of the African continent with a large pictorial title cartouche containing native figures, animals, the pyramids and a dragon. The cartography of the central and southern regions is mostly fictitious and filled with erroneous detail. The Nile is shown originating considerably south of Zaire Lacus, and the Abyssinian province of Amhara is shown in the kingdom of Monomotapa. (Ref: Norwich; M&B; Tooley)
Condition Report Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original & later Colors used: - Yellow, pink, green, orange, blue General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 25 ½in x 21 ½in (650mm x 545mm) Plate size: - 23in x 20in (585mm x 510mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - Two repairs to bottom margin, no loss Plate area: - Two small professional repairs to center of image Verso: - None