East coast of Africa

By GOOS, Pieter, 1666 

Pascaerte Van’t Westelycke Deel van Oost Indien, Van Cabo de Bona Esperanca, tot C.Comorin

Africa Eastern Africa
  • Author: GOOS, Pieter
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publisher: Pieter Goos
  • Publication date: 1666
  • Physical description: Engraved map in original outline hand-colour heightened in gold
  • Inventory reference: 3873

Notes

A chart of the east coast of Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to Saudi Arabia, oriented to the east. The land bridge in Egypt joining Africa to the Middle East is positioned too low, truncating the Red Sea. The cartouche is decorated with figures in native costumes. It is the first of two charts which detail the sea passages from Africa to the Far East taken by Dutch East India Company (VOC) vessels.

Bibliography

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