By Pieter Van den Keere. From John Speed's A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World.
An interesting and appealing map of the continent of Africa. A crisp dark impression on robust hand laid paper, enhanced with attractive later hand colouring. An excellent example of the so called "Miniature Speeds" from a pocket edition of Speed's atlas. The name is misleading as the maps were actually by Pieter Van Den Keere, although the text was by Speed.Loss to the lower margin and also a tiny section of the border have been reinstated, but the map presents very well. Faint bleed-through of the unrelated English text verso as commonly seen.
Some juvenile markings on the verso are also present. These minor faults are amply reflected in the low price.5" x 3.5" (120mm x 85mm) map area only with margins beyond. Pieter Van den Keere (c1570- 1646). Also known as Peter Keere or Petrus Kaerius, he was a Dutchman who took up residence in London in 1584. Already well connected with the cartographic world, (his sister was married to Jodocus Hondius). He became a prominent engraver for many leading cartographers of his day as well as producing atlases and maps in his own right. The miniature Speeds were originally published by George Humble who also published the Speed atlas, hence his access to the famous (and highly marketable) name. A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 300 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS. The item "AFRICA, Van Den Keere, Miniature Speed original antique map 1675" is in sale since Thursday, November 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "lindisfarne2" and is located in Shrewsbury.
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