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1671 Meursius Africa
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"Africae Accurata Tabula"

Published by Jacob van Meurs (Meursius), 1671

Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016

This reproduction of the beautifully-colored copperplate engraving of "Africae Accurata Tabula" was originally published in Amsterdam in 1671 by cartographer Jacob van Meurs (Meursius). It is embellished with a handsome title cartouche in the traditional Dutch allegorical style as well as an empty vignette.

Highly decorative, the map shows sea monsters and ships in the sea, with elephants, monkeys, tigers, ostriches and rhinos on land.

Interestingly, this map was undertaken in conjunction with the London publisher, John Ogilby, and was included in a three-volume set entitled Africa.

We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.