Auction 101, Lot 460

"L'Afrique…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Africa

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.8 x 8.9 inches
30 x 22.6 cm

Nice map of the continent including the Atlantic islands and just a bit of Brazil. The Nile river is depicted originating in two small lakes named Damot and Dambea. There is considerable detail throughout with several notations. Crisply engraved with a compass rose and a title cartouche featuring elephants, an ostrich and a man wrestling a crocodile.

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Condition: B

Slight damp stain in lower border.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/4/2002

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