Auction 103, Lot 501

"A New Mapp of Africa Designed by Mounsir Sanson, Geographer to the French King. Rendered in English…by the Kings Especiall Command", Blome, Richard

Subject: Africa

Period: 1669 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.2 x 15 inches
53.8 x 38.1 cm

A beautiful map of all Africa decorated with ships, sea monsters, coat of arms, and title cartouche. Based on Sanson's map (1650), this map includes more place names and is embellished with ships, sea monsters and a heraldic dedication to Charles Howard, Earl of Carlisle. The Nile River originates from two large lakes.

References: Norwich #42.

Condition: B

Good impression. Close trimmed to outside of neatline on three sides, surface soil.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $700

Closed on 6/11/2003