Auction 100, Lot 432

"Aphrica", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach

Subject: Africa

Period: 1600 (published)

Publication: Geographisch Hand Buch

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 8.3 inches
29.2 x 21.1 cm

Lovely continental map by Johan Bussemacher, an engineer and printer, who collaborated with Quad on this work. The map, largely based on Mercator, is covered with mountains and rivers, but in the south Vigiti Magna and the Rio de Infante are depicted with the absence of Monomotapa. Stipple engraved sea with bold strapwork title cartouche and a panel of text beside the map. German text on verso.

References: Norwich #20.

Condition: A

Splendid original color. Lightly toned with a tiny tear in margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/12/2002

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