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Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
BLAEU, WILLEM. Africae Nova Descriptio. Double-page engraved map of Africa bordered on three sides by city plan and carte-a-figures panels. 16 3/4x22 inches sheet size, narrow margins, left edge shaved to the neatline; blank verso; a few small marginal closures. Amsterdam, 1617
Scarcefirst state of Blaeu's wonderfully decorated map of the African continent bearing the imprint "Auct: Guil: Janssonio" as it appeared prior to being altered to "Auct: Guiljelmo Blaeuw" in the 1630 and following editions. A beautiful uncolored example with rich, dark inking. No copies of this issue traced in auction records. Tooley page 29.
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