Auction 104, Lot 609

"Paskaart van de Kuste van Gualate en Arguyn. Beginnende van C. Bajador tot C. Blanco. Seer Nau-keurigh op-gestelt",

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1715 (circa)

Publication: The Le Nouveau et Grand Illuminant Flambeau de la Mer

Color: Hand Color

23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm

A large impressive sea chart covering the coast of present day Mauritania and the Western Sahara from Cape Blanco north. Beautifully costumed figures and a vignette depicting a hunting scene flank the large title cartouche. The map is further embellished with a small oared ship, compass roses, and a decorative scale of miles featuring a mermaid.


Condition: A

Sharp impression with good margins all around. Couple of tiny tears at edges, not affecting map. Brown paper hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 9/10/2003