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 is a re-freshed and partially re-engraved and altered plate first published in'Naukeurige Beschrijvingen der Afrikaensche gewesten... , and'Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche eylanden... , by Olfert Dapper (1639 - 1689).
The Galerie Agreable contains plates and maps by the best Dutch engravers: Luiken, Goeree, Mulder, Stoopendaal, Aldert Meijer, Romeyn de Hooghe, ao. Subject: View:'Casteel Del Mina ten tyde der Portugesen. / Le chateau de S. George de la Mine, en Afrique Telquil etoit du temps des Portugais.
George, del Mina, in Africa during Portugese times. George of the Mine Castle, also known simply as Mina or Feitoria da Mina in present-day Elmina, Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast). It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, so is the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara. First established as a trade settlement, the castle later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade.The Dutch seized the fort from the Portuguese in 1637, and took over all the Portuguese Gold Coast in 1642. The slave trade continued under the Dutch until 1814; in 1871 the Dutch Gold Coast, including the fort, became a possession of the British Empire. Very scarse in this edition. Paper edge uncut and thus irregular and with occasional minimal tears.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. The image size is ca. 36.5 x 26.5 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 19.3 x 15 inch.
14.4 x 10.4 inch. Medium: Copperplate engraving and etching on a verge type hand laid paper with watermark. ThePrintsCollector - LaurentiusOldMasterPrints Frans Laurentius Margo van Latum - van Dongen, Frank van Latum Located in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant) - The Netherlands. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints. FIND SIMILAR ITEMS IN OUR STORE.
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