Tome premier des d'Afrique. Van der Aa, Leyden, c. This famous work was published in 66 parts and is the biggest print / map book ever published.
Van der Aa incorporated plates by other publishers such as Blaeu, Visscher, de Wit, meurs, Halma, Mortier, Allard in this work and often added broad decorative borders. Probably the costliest and complete universal geographic work ever produced. It is said that only 100 copies were printed.Ref: Koeman Aa9; Phillips 2780 note. This plate was originally published in'Naukeurige Beschrijvingen der Afrikaensche gewesten...
, and'Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche eylanden... , by Olfert Dapper (1639 - 1689).
The decorative border is added by van der Aa. The Galerie Agreable contains plates and maps by the best Dutch engravers: Luiken, Goeree, Mulder, Stoopendaal, Aldert Meijer, Romeyn de Hooghe, ao. Subject: Plate with 4 engravings :'Habit du Commandant et de Femme de Cabo Verde - Danses et Casamattes des Habitans de Cabo Verde - Adoration et Offrande sur le tombeau des morts a Cabo Verde - Formes des Monumens en Sierra Liona'.
Costume of a chief and his wife on Cape Verde / Cabo Verde - Dances and houses of the people of Cape Verde - Adoration and offers on the death tombe in Cape Verde - Forms of the monuments in Sierra Leone. Very rare in this edition. Condition: Size (in cm): The overall size is ca.
49.5 x 37.5 cm. The image size is ca. 41.5 x 34 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 19.5 x 14.8 inch. 16.3 x 13.4 inch.Medium: Copperplate engraving on a verge type hand laid paper with watermark. ThePrintsCollector Peter Cornelissen, Margo van Latum - van Dongen, Frank van Latum Zeeland - The Netherlands.
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