Antique Map Africa

Guinea West Africa St. Thomas Sierra Leone ships c. 1606 Hondius Mercator old map

Guinea West Africa St. Thomas Sierra Leone ships c. 1606 Hondius Mercator old map
Guinea West Africa St. Thomas Sierra Leone ships c. 1606 Hondius Mercator old map
Guinea West Africa St. Thomas Sierra Leone ships c. 1606 Hondius Mercator old map
Guinea West Africa St. Thomas Sierra Leone ships c. 1606 Hondius Mercator old map

Guinea West Africa St. Thomas Sierra Leone ships c. 1606 Hondius Mercator old map
Guinea "Newly Described" / West Africa / Gold, Slave & Ivory Coast / Island of Saint Thomas inset/ Sao Tome / etc. 1606-10, Amsterdam by Jodocus Hondius for his Mercator based series of folio sheet World Atlases released over 35+ years. French text on verso, pp. Splendid and historically significant early 17th century antique folio-sheet map. Engraved with original hand color. This map captures just after the zenith point of the historical role Portugal played in the exploration and settlement of this African coastal region from Senegal to Cape Lopez (just below the equator). Includes portions of Benin & Lybia Kingdoms, the place names are all given in Portuguese.

When released, this Portuguese influence was under increasing pressure from other Colonial powers, but her early habit of intermarriage with the local natives gave them a long lasting trade advantage they never lost. A pleasing example, displaying light signs of age, pleasant uniform toning, a soft and subtle age patina.

Scale of measurement given inish Leagues & German miles. In near VG or better condition, overall clean, well preserved and very attractive. Original fold line as issued. 19 1/2" x 13 1/2". Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v.

Norwich, Maps of Africa, 316. Tooley Landmarks of Mapmaking, p. 154 (large color fold-out with insightful historical commentary). Rhyiner Collection of maps, Bern, Switzerland, online ref.

Library (their example with territorial hand coloring in outline). Van der Kroogt, Atlantes Neerlandicic, 8700:1A.

We do not sell modern reprints. The item "Guinea West Africa St. Thomas Sierra Leone ships c. 1606 Hondius Mercator old map" is in sale since Friday, August 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".

The seller is "oldmapsoldbooks" and is located in Dover. This item can be shipped worldwide.


Guinea West Africa St. Thomas Sierra Leone ships c. 1606 Hondius Mercator old map