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Description

Scarce separately published map of Africa, first published by Melchior Tavernier in Paris in 1627.

Bertius's map of Africa is one of the earliest maps of Africa engraved in France. Melchior Tavernier was one of the leading Paris publishers of the early 17th Century.

According to Burden, "this rare map is one of a set of the four known continents that Melchior Tavernier had engraved, with or without Petrus Bertius' permission is unclear." Burden identifies Cornelis Danckerts (the elder) as the engraver.

The map is rare on the market.

Condition Description
Old tear below ship (under Madagascar)