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Auction 100, Lot 437

"Kaart van Afrika", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Africa

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Land Atlas

Color: Hand Color

13.7 x 13.8 inches
34.8 x 35.1 cm

Attractive map of the continent with a small inset of Cape Verde Islands at top left. The map is based on D'Anville and includes a remarkable amount of detail including some gold and silver mines. Stellenbosch, Drakenstein and Waveren are located, as well as the rivers Berg, Olyphantin, Breede and Zonde End. Zimbabwe is labeled and a Groote Waterval (Great Waterfall) is shown in the vicinity of Victoria Falls. The source of the Nile is shown both according to Paez and in two small lakes north of the Equator.

References: Norwich #96.

Condition: A+

Very wide margins with a tiny bit of soil, still fine with lovely original color.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/12/2002