The map shows the African Kingdoms and slave fortifications. Guinea Nova Descriptio West Africa Mercator Hondius 1623 Title: Guinea Nova Descriptio Description: Rare old coloured 17th Century map of West Africa shows the regions Guine Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote dIvoire, Ghana and a part of Nigeria, left lower corner a inlay of São Tomé Island.Gerard Mercator Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura, was issued in numerous editions. Jodocus Hondius (Latinized version of his Dutch name: Joost de Hondt) (14 October 1563 12 February 1612), sometimes called Jodocus Hondius the Elder to distinguish him from his son Jodocus Hondius II, was a Flemish / Dutch engraver, and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. He helped establish Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century.
Size: Sheet 51x 43 cm (20" x17") Image 49 x 34¼ cm (19 ¼" x 13 ½") Condition: Good, faint browned paper. There is a centre fold as published.Map is within a doubled sided glass frame and has been professionally packaged in a wooden case WEIGHT 6KGS... Collection in person is welcome from TW15. The item "ORIGINAL Antique map Guinea Nova Descriptio West Africa Mercator Hondius 1623" is in sale since Monday, July 03, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "grannnys-attic" and is located in Ashford. This item can be shipped worldwide.