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Collection name:
Maps of Africa
Record:
Title:
[Depicts Africa from the Mediterranean to The Cape, excluding West Africa]
Publication Place:
Rome
Publisher:
Pigafetta, Filippo, 1533-1604
Publication Date:
1591
Cartographer:
Pigafetta, Filippo, 1533-1604
Engraver:
Natalis, Bonifacio
Height:
62 cm.
Width:
43 cm.
Scale:
Scale in hundred leagues
Color:
Uncolored
Descriptive Notes:
Pigafetta's depiction of the origin of the Nile is an important landmark in the historical cartography of the Nile water basin, completely changing the traditional Ptolemaic concept. Dedicated to Antonio Miglioni Vescovo S. Marco.
Provenance:
Dr. Oscar I. Norwich
General Area:
Africa
Geographic Focus:
Africa
Period:
16th c.
Norwich Number:
16
Call Number:
NOR 0016
Source:
Relatione del reame di Congo et delle circonvicine contrade (1591)
References:
Norwich (2nd ed.), ckey = 3871463
Page:
map 0016, p. 23
Program:
Jacobson Africana Program

[Depicts Africa from the Mediterranean to The Cape, excluding West Africa]