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Mitchell King Atlas, 1662-1695

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04. Africae Accurata Tabula
04. Africae Accurata Tabula The map by Gerritt Van Schagen (1642-1690) captures the European misconceptions of Africa typical of the late seventeenth century. The Nile appears to be rising from the three lakes of Zaire, Zembre and Zafflan. The prime meridian, the zero-degree longitude line, is plotted through the Canary Islands which to the ancients was the western edge of the inhabited world. The interior is decorated with monkeys, elephants, lions, rhinoceroses, leopard and ostriches. The sea is decorated with ships, whales and flying fish. The title cartouche in the upper left right is surrounded by two Africans, one holding a scorpion and the other a cornucopia with sea sprites at their feet. The elaborate decoration at the lower left is Neptune surrounded by his wife, Amphitrite, and their sons, the Tritons, along with Nereids, the sea nymphs. 52 x 62cm.
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14. Accuratissima Galliae Tabula Vulgo Royaume de France
14. Accuratissima Galliae Tabula Vulgo Royaume de France Map of France by Justus Danckerts (1635-1701) includes Belgium and Luxembourg and parts of Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and England. Title cartouche depicts a Roman soldier and other allegorical figures. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.
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21. Novissima et Accuratissima totius Italiae Corsicae et Sardiniae Descriptio
21. Novissima et Accuratissima totius Italiae Corsicae et Sardiniae Descriptio Map of Italy with Corsica and Sardinia by Theodore Danckerts (1663-1727). Has a figurative title cartouche and scale of miles. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.