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1802. Engraving. 13.75" x 19". Showing some expert repairs on verso and upper left corner. In very good condition. Beautiful and scarce, this 1802 map shows South African terraine from the technical surveys of Barrow's travels. Reduced for the first American Edition by Arthur Joseph Stansbury. John Barrow surveyed the area on foot to investigate the potential Colonial interests of the British.
Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu. Map. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring. Decorative title cartouche. Image measures 15" x 19.5". Sheet measures 20.75 x 24.5". Striking map of south Africa from Congo and Mozambique to the Cape of Good Hope. Dates to circa 1636. Part of Madagascar included. Identifies the mythical Mountains of the Moon or 'Lunae Montes'. The source of the Zambesi River (Zachaf Lacus) is also identified. The map includes beautiful illustrations of wildlife, including elephants and monkeys, four ships...