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    Willem Blaeu. Africae nova descriptio... [Amsterdam: circa 1647]. Original map of Africa from Blaeu's Theatrum orbis terrarium. Reprint Single sheet, two pages (19.25 x 23.125 inches; 490 x 588 mm.). Hand colored. Tear along the centerfold, starting at the boom edge, neatly repaired; faint discoloration caused by the prepared stub, which is still attached; edges very faintly tanned. Very good. With decorative border featuring nine oval views or plans of major cities (including Algiers, Tunis, Alexandria and others) along the top, vertical borders featuring examples regional dress. Features numerous known animal species as well as several sea monsters. "The most decorative and popular of all the early maps of Africa," Tooley, Collectors' Guide to Maps of the African Continent, p. 29.

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