1578 Color map of Africa by Gerard Jode

Rare old color example of the first state of De Jode’s first map of Africa, from the 1578 edition of his Speculum Orbis Terrarum. The map is divided into two sections and includes an Elephant, Lions, Battle Scene, Sailing Ships and Palm Trees. The map is based on the famous eight sheet Giacomo Gastaldi wall map of Africa of 1564. Within the title, De Jode recognizes Gastaldi as the author of this work (“Autore M. Iacobo Castoldo”).

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Type: map
Creator: Gerard De Jode
Continent: Africa
Keywords: map, continent