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Catalogue 43 Maps And Mapping #10322

Homann (Johannes Baptista)

Totius Africae Nova Representatio qua praeter diversos

[New representation of the whole of Af rica, but different]

Published: Leipzig, 1753

Stock Number: #10322

Price: R8,500


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48.6 x 57.1 cm. Early eighteenth century map of Africa with beautiful cartouche - produced by Johann Homann. The map is in very good condition.

An unusual course of the Nile, partly according to Ptolemy (the White Nile arising from Lakes Zaire and Zaflan) and partly on the 1618 discovery of the source of the Blue Nile in Aethiopia by Pedro Páez, the Spanish, Jesuit missionary - it arises from a spring that drains into Lake Tana, in the Ehtiopian highlands - but Homann places the lake too far south on the map. The map was published in Atlas Homannianus.