"Africa", Delarochette, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy
Period: 1826 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
22.2 x 20 inches
56.4 x 50.8 cm
Handsome, large map of the entire continent, including Madagascar. The map is filled with notations concerning the continent's history and various explorations. The Nile arises from two side-by-side lakes (smaller than normally seen) north of the Equator, joining to form the White River. The Cape of Good Hope is particularly well developed. Small inset of the Azores. Title in a large medallion that features a seated female figure with an unusual headdress with the appearance of an elephant's trunk. This is the second edition, published by James Wyld.
References: Norwich #136.
Repaired short tear along bottom centerfold and soft creases also along centerfold.