Tabula hanc Aegypti…

Filippo Pigafetta, an Italian historian and traveler first published this 2 sheet map in his Relatione del reame di Congo in 1598. Pigafetta drew on the work of Duarte Lopes, a Portuguese explorer and introduced considerable new detail. This is one of the few early maps to make meaningful alterations to the geography of Africa. It changes the Ptolemaic conception of the sources of the Nile and indicates the location of lakes Victoria and Tanganyika in this respect.
Condition: good, still in original 2 margin leaves. Margins vary from 14mm to first outside neat line. Laid down on Japanese paper backing.

Price – $2700.00 (ZAR-28000.00)

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