Auction 103, Lot 528

"Carte de la Barbarie, le la Nigritie et de la Guinee", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24 x 19.4 inches
61 x 49.3 cm

A striking map of northwest Africa extending from the Azores to Tripoli in the north and from St. Thomas to the Ivory Coast and the Gulf of Guinea in the south. Lots of great coastal and interior detail of lakes, rivers, deserts and villages. Lovely example of Delisle's craftsmanship and attention to detail. In this map he corrected his previous rendition of the Senegal river that, in earlier maps, he joined to the Nile by a hypothetical line.

References: Norwich #317.

Condition: B

Dark impression with original color on thick paper. Some light offsetting and toning along centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 6/11/2003