Auction 106, Lot 515

"L'Afrique Dressee suivant les Auteurs les plus nouvea, et Sur les Observations de Messieurs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Africa

Period: 1719 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique et Historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.8 x 6.6 inches
22.4 x 16.8 cm

Charming map of the continent with some interesting cartography and filled with notations. The Nile is correctly shown with its origins in Abyssinia. A large Lac de Zaire appears just below the Equator as the source of the Zaire River. Decorated with a title cartouche and compass rose.

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Condition: A

Damp stain in bottom margin and one small spot in map, still very good.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/3/2004

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