Auction 102, Lot 487

"Afrique Moderne", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Africa

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de L'Universe

Color: Black & White

Size:
4 x 6.3 inches
10.2 x 16 cm

Charming, tiny map decorated with a crocodilian cartouche and vignette of native Africans. The Nile is shown with its source in twin lakes south of the Equator, in the Montagne de la Lune. Great detail and lovely engraving, showing the region from Europe to the Cape of Good Hope.

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Condition: A

Minor tidemark in upper blank margin.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $95

Closed on 3/5/2003

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