Auction 103, Lot 508

"Africa", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Africa

Period: 1839 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 12.5 inches
39.4 x 31.8 cm

Very finely rendered steel engraving with about a third of the continent completely blank. Good detail in the north and the Cape Colony. Includes Madagascar and the Canaries, Cape de Verde and Seychelle Islands. Table gives the populations for Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, Egypt, Abyssinia and Zanzuebar.


Condition: B

Delicately colored. Lightly toned with scattered foxing, mostly near right border.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $40

Closed on 6/11/2003