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[Southern Africa] Fries, Tabula nova partis Africae. Vienne, 1522. 12 x 16. Fine. Many coastal names. Elephants and dragons as well as enthroned kings populate the interior which is nearly bereft of geographical detail except for the Mountains of the Moon and a few rivers. A regal figure riding a dolphin and carrying the Portuguese flag travels between the east coast and a large island of Madagascar which is placed too far south. Karrow, Mapmakers of the Sixteenth Century... 28/41; Moreland & Bannister, 289 (1525 edition, illustrated); Norwich 150 (1535 edition). SOLD

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