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Auction 104, Lot 582

"L'Africa Nouamente corretta, et accresciuta secondo…Sansone", Rossi, Giamcomo Giovanni

Subject: Africa

Period: 1677 (dated)

Publication: Mercurio Geografico

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 15.6 inches
54.6 x 39.6 cm
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A beautiful map of the continent after Sanson. The source of the Nile is shown on the Ptolemaic depiction originating from two lakes. A large lake incorrectly joins the Niger and Senegal Rivers. Two St. Helena islands appear - a common error in maps from this period. Scenic cartouche. Engraved by Giorgio Widman.

References: Phillips (A) #497.

Condition: A

Very good to fine despite trace of toning along centerfold and two pin sized wormholes.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $950

Closed on 9/10/2003