Africae Descriptio.|.Africa map Mercator Janssonius1651
Title: Africae Descriptio.
Description: Beautiful and detailed historical Mercator map of Africa with islands. Original copper-engraving with hand coloring map was published in 2nd German edition of Atlas Minor Amsterdam by Janssonius.
History: After Gerard Mercator's death, his atlas and map plates were acquired by Willem Janszoon Blaeu, a Dutch cartographer and map publisher. However, some of Mercator's works and map plates were also obtained by the Janssonius family. The Janssonius family, including Joannes Janssons (Johannes Jansson) and his son-in-law, Henricus Hondius, were notable Dutch cartographers and map publishers in the 17th century. Atlas Minor.was published in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius, between 1648-51. with ornamental title-cartouche, and mile scale cartouche and German title above the map
This captivating map is an authentic original engraving, guaranteed to stand the test of time. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be provided upon request, further affirming its provenance and value as a historical cartographic treasure.
Sheet app.: 8.5 x 7.5 inches. 22 x 18 cm. Condition: Fine historical 17th century map in very good condition.