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Auction 106, Lot 518

"L'Afrique divisee en ses Principaux Etats", Janvier, Jean

Subject: Africa

Period: 1762 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

17 x 11.8 inches
43.2 x 30 cm
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Excellent copper engraved map of the continent showing the extent of knowledge in the mid 18th century. While mostly accurate, it does have remnants of fantasy such of the twin lake source of the Nile in the MST de la Luanne, which in this depiction is quite a bit north of the Equator. C. de Bone Esperance and Stellembos Pic are the only settlements marked in southern Africa, which is occupied by the Hottentot tribes. The pictorial title cartouche features pine trees, a leopard and a crocodile.

References: Norwich #104.

Condition: B

Very nice original coloring on thick paper with large watermark. Just a little foxing in Indian Ocean, else very good.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/3/2004