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Africa.- Speed (John) Africae, described the manners of their habits, and buildings, the first map of Africa prepared by an English cartographer, filled with fictitious mountains, rivers and lakes, with a panel of eight plans illustrating Tanger, Ceuta, Alger, Tunis, Alexandria, Cairo (Alca), Mozambique and the Canaries, and two panels of five figures along the left and right of the map, engraving with hand-colouring on laid paper with indistinct watermark, sheet 410 x 530 mm. (16 1/8 x 20 7/8 in), English text verso, central vertical fold with some carefully repaired splitting, some surface dirt, handling creases, unframed, George Humble, 1626.

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Africa.- Speed (John) Africae, described the manners of

Estimate £800 - £1,200Aug 29
London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature