Auction 106, Lot 520

"L'Afrique Dressee pour l'etude de la Geographie, Revue et Augmente par M. Brion Ingenieur Geographe du Roy", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Africa

Period: 1766 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.2 x 11 inches
31 x 27.9 cm

Very decorative map surrounded in a rococo border with a landscape style title cartouche and several sailing ships. The interior of the map contains little geographical information, as is typical of the period. Large rivers are evident but the larger lakes are not marked. The Nile appears to rise from two small lakes located in the Mts. de la Lune above the Equator. In the south there is a minimum of place names and a few tribal names.

References:

Condition: A

Faint toning along centerfold. Some spots and old repairs in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/3/2004

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