Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art

Africa – Mauro…

  • Translation

Article ID AF022
Artist Valk (1652-1726)
Gerard Valk ( 1652 – 1726) was a Dutch engraver, publisher and cartographer. Valck engraved many portraits of English nobility and worked frequently with Abraham Blooteling his father in law. He published most of his works himself.In Amsterdam, he had a close partnership with his son Leonardus Valck and Peter Schenk the Elder, who married Gerard Valck´s sister in 1687.Valck also published atlases, maps, printed globes and prints of different motives.
Title Africa – Mauro…
Year ca. 1700
Description Map of Africa.
According to the "Out-of-Africa theory", Africa is considered the "cradle of mankind", where homo development led to the development of the anatomically modern human Homo sapiens. One of the earliest advanced civilizations in mankind was formed in ancient Egypt. Over the millennia, various "great empires" such as the Empire of Abyssinia emerged on the continent. There were other kingdoms in West Africa, such as the Ashanti and Haussa, but they emerged much later. There were also some important cultures in East and South Africa, as in the area of today's Sudan, then called Nubia or Kush. Nubian pharaohs ruled all of Egypt for a dynasty. For example, the inhabitants of Greater Zimbabwe were important cultures in southern Africa. This stone castle was architecturally a masterpiece at that time and important for trade between the peoples of the south and east. The Swahili were known in East Africa. North Africa was connected to Europe and the Near East by the Mediterranean rather than separated. Carthage, a foundation of the Phoenicians in what is now Tunisia, was around the middle of the 1st millennium BC. The dominant power in the western Mediterranean until it was replaced by Rome in the Punic Wars. This prevailed from 30 BC. BC (conquest of Egypt) over all of North Africa. Even the ancient Egyptians (Queen Hatshepsut) made trips to Punt, probably in what is now Somalia. The kingdom of the Queen of Sheba, which probably had its center in southern Arabia, is said to have spanned parts of the Horn from Africa to the north of Ethiopia.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)49 x 59
ConditionSome restoration at centerfold, upper margin replaced
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

Reproduction:

97.50 €

( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )