Collection: Map Imagery
Title: Africa, 1596, Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio Ex peritissimorum totius orbis Gaegraphorum operibus desumta. Antverpiae, apud Joanem Baptistam Vrient.
Date Produced: 1596
Date Published: 1596
Description: Allegorical scene representing Africa
Historical Context: Africa, seated on a crocodile at the lower right, holds a snake in her left hand and, in her right, a leafy branch, likely a sprig of balsam to represent tribute. In the background are pyramids and other structures, and animals including elephants and lions.