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Auction 104, Lot 583

"Carte d'Afrique dressee pour l'usage du Roy…", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Africa

Period: 1722 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel

Color: Hand Color

24.8 x 19.4 inches
63 x 49.3 cm
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First edition of this most important map of the continent and Madagascar. Details all of Africa, divided into kingdoms and tribes. The Senegal and Niger Rivers are correctly separated. Lake Moravi is shown well inland from Zanzibar. Two decorative cartouches in full color. Not the more common Covens & Mortier issue.

References: Norwich #78; Tooley #70.

Condition: B

Good impression and original coloring on thick paper with two large watermarks. Some old repairs on verso from small paper damage in lower area near centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $950

Closed on 9/10/2003