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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.52
Object Name Map
Description Johannes Covens and Cornelius Mortier after Nicholas Sanson
Antiquorum Africae Episcopatuum Geographica Descriptio
Hand-colored engraving
Amsterdam, 1725

Map with colored elements by Johannes Covens, cartographer, and Cornelius Mortier, cartographer, after Nicolas Sanson, cartographer: North Africa, including parts of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, and Southern Spain, Italy, and Sicily. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with red castle/cathedral icon, i.e. "Hispalis" top left of map. Some regions, some mountain ranges, some borders, some rivers, and small islands, colored, some texture, some regions, some mountain ranges, some rivers, and some bodies of water, not colored, some texture. Multicolor compass, top left of map. Decorative multicolor scroll title cartouche, middle of map. Measurement marks surround black and yellow line border, directional notations in Latin on each side, "Meridies" (South), bottom of map. Black scuffs, top middle and top right of map, toning around edges of map.
Title Antiquorum Africae Episcopatuum Geographica Descriptio
Date 1725
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Covens, Johannes
Role of Creator 2 Cartographer
Creator 2 Mortier, Cornelius
Role of Creator 3 Copy After
Creator 3 Sanson, Nicolas
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-21 W-24.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Subjects Africa