Catalog Archive
Auction 102, Lot 488

"L'Afrique Dressee pour l'etude de la Geographie, Revue et Augmente par M. Brion Ingenieur Geographe du Roy", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Africa

Period: 1766 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.2 x 16.6 inches
56.4 x 42.2 cm

Very decorative map surrounded in a fully colored rococo border with a landscape style title cartouche and several sailing ships. The interior of the map contains little geographical information, as is typical of the period. Large rivers are evident but the larger lakes are not marked. The Nile appears to rise from two small lakes, located in the Mts. de la Lune above the equator. In the south there is a minimum of place names and a few tribal names. The map is flanked by two columns of French text.


Condition: A

Small tear on fold in lower blank margin, else extremely fine.

Estimate: $500 - $600


Closed on 3/5/2003