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Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa

Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa
Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa
Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa
Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa
Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa
Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa
Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa
Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa
Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa
Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa
Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa
Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa

Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa
Covering modern-day Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Cote dIvoire, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso, and parts of neighbouring countries. The map appears to have been commissioned for Nicolaes Tulp - a future mayor of Amsterdam and at the time a renowned surgeon, himself captured in a famous painting by Rembrandt: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Decoration includes numerous animals in the interior, sailing ships and several elegant designs. Both the map and the sea are shown with Rhumb lines.

Etching / engraving with hand colouring. Latin text on the reverse side of the map. The item is supplied framed and glazed on both sides with the rear text visible.

Some wrinkles, some spots and some soiling. Original middle fold as issued.

The overall size including the frame is approx. The image size is approx.

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (also Guiljelmus Blaeu) was born 1571 and was trained from 1594 to 1596 by the famous danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. 1599 he went to Amsterdam and founded a business as a globe maker. Later he started producing map and sea charts, including his first world map in 1605. His most famous work was the "Atlas Novus" or "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus" of 1635, which was published until 1655 in total six volumes.

After Blaeu's death in 1638 his sons Johannes and Cornelis continued the business and finished the "Atlas Novus" and started an even larger work, the "Atlas Maior", which reached 12 volumes. Willem was one of the notable figures of the Netherlandish school of cartography in its golden age (see Wikipedia). Will quote for international dispatch on request. It will be securely packed to guard against breakage.

The item "Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa" is in sale since Sunday, March 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".

The seller is "johied" and is located in Middlewich. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.

  • Year: 1635
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Willem Blaeu
  • Antique: Yes
  • Date Range: Unknown
  • Country/Region: Nigeria


Antique map of Guinea c. 1635 by Willem Blaeu Nigeria, Ghana and West Africa