The collection of ancient maps

Title: The collection of ancient maps
Producer: André Thevet
Legend: This rather rare map which André Thevet included in his ‘Cosmographie Universelle’ is clearly based on Mercator’s rendering of Africa on his world map of 1569, as distinct from the shape Ortelius gave it five years earlier. Woodcut engraving, hand-coloured.
Place of production: France > Paris
Dimensions: Map size: 35,2 cm x 45,2 cm / Paper size: 40,8 cm x 52,2 cm
Inventory number: HO.2005.1.1