Auction 106, Lot 519

"Africa", Salmon, Thomas

Subject: Africa

Period: 1765 (circa)

Publication: Thomas Salmon's Geography

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.5 x 7.2 inches
24.1 x 18.3 cm

Small map of the continent engraved by D. Pomade. The origin of the Nile is correctly located in Abyssinia but the Ptolemaic twin lakes still appear in faint engraving just above the Luna Mount. Decorated with a title cartouche featuring a coastal fort and a huge crocodile.

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Condition: B

Light surface soil.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $50

Closed on 3/3/2004

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