Lot 148: Attractive old color example of Blaeu?s map of Africa
November 5, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Africae nova descriptio. Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638). Engraved map with original hand color in full. Amsterdam, c. 1642-1663. 19 1/2 x 23 inches sheet, 29 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches framed. Nice old color example of Blaeu?s map of Africa, Showing major African Cities across the top and indigeneous costumes along the sides. the map is also richly embellished with animals, numerous sailing ships, sea monsters, flying fish, and a gorgeous compass rose.
Artist or Maker: Willem Janszoon Blaeu
Literature: Hand-colored engraving on paper