Africa, 1596, Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio Ex peritissimorum totius orbis Gaegraphorum operibus desumta. Antverpiae, apud Joanem Baptistam Vrient.

Collection: Map Imagery

Parent Map: Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio Ex peritissimorum totius orbis Gaegraphorum operibus desumta. Antverpiae, apud Joanem Baptistam Vrient.

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.

Subjects: Goddesses · Animals · Symbolism · Reptiles · Lions · Elephants · Snakes · Lizards · Birds · Camels · Chameleons · Pyramids · Obelisks · Crocodiles