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Valck, G. (Gerard), 1651–1726

Africa [cartographic material].

Amsterdam : Gedruckt by Gerard Valck ..., [ca. 1686?]
Physical Description:
1 map : hand colored ; 57 x 94 cm, on sheet 62 x 102 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2015 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Relief shown pictorially.
"Cum privilegio ordinum Hollandiae et Westfrisiae."
Appears in Atlas minor sive geographia compendiosa, published by Nicolaes Visscher (1649-1702) and his widow in various editions from ca. 1683 to ca. 1716.
The map is unrecorded in Norwich's Maps of Africa: an illustrated and annotated carto-bibliography (Donker, 1983). Elements of the map are similar to Valck's L'afrique divisée suivant l'estendue de ses principales parties (1680; Norwich no. 49), including the depictions of an elephant, lion, leopard, camel, and crocodile at lower left.
Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, v. III, p. 137, no. 4
Fairman, E. "'Wherin all trauailers may vnderstand how to direct their voyages': Maps and Atlases at the Yale Center for British Art from the Bequest of Paul Mellon." In Yale University Library Gazette, 75 (2001), page 124
BAC: British Art Center copy is bound as map 71 in part 2 of a composite atlas issued by Nicolaes Visscher with title: Atlas minor, sive, Geographia compendiosa, ca. 1716 (Folio C 2015 1). Hand-colored, with use of gold in the neat line and to mark select borders.
"Printed from two plates [sheets joined at 40° longitude]. With allegorical representations, scenes with inhabitants and inset on the calculation and construction of the geographical grid."--Koeman.
Subject Terms:
Africa -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Visscher, Nicolaes, 1649-1702. Atlas minor.
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