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Cimbebas Et Caffariae Littora ... Bona Spei

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Cimbebas Et Caffariae Littora ... Bona Spei : F. De Wit / L. Renard

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An attractive sea chart of south west Africa engraved and published originally by Frederick De Wit and, in this edition, by Louis Renard in the "Atlas De La Navigation Et Du Commerce". With north to the left of the page the area shown extends from Luanda southwards around the Cape and is decorated with vignettes of sea battles and a large title cartouche including lions, other animals and figures. A prominent vignette at lower right features Neptune attended by numerous other maritime mythological figures.
mapmakers: F. De Wit   L. Renard
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1675-1715
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 425 by 530mm (16.75 by 20.75 inches).
ref: 8726

Price: £ 550

 
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