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    1625 Jodocus Hondius GVINEA. London. Samual Purchas. {English version of 1612 map done for Atlas Minor. Mercator-Hondius. Norwich #316a. This printing is on page 1558 of Purchas his Pilgrimes with text and title outside of map border "Hondivs his Map of Guinea". Has inset of IS. THOMAE. Includes area from modern Guinea to Benin}.

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