Auction 106, Lot 527

"A New Map of the North Part of Antient Africa Shewing the Chiefe People, Cities, Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c. in Mauritania, Numidia, Africa Propria, Libya Propria, and Egypt", Wells, Edward

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: New Sett of Maps both Ancient and Present Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 14.5 inches
48.3 x 36.8 cm

A most unusual and interesting map with an odd orientation. The northern coastline is shown top to bottom on the left side of the map, with the coast of Egypt and the course of the Nile shown on the right side with north oriented to top. Dividing the two maps is the very large, title cartouche, with two European surveyors, the coat of arms of the Duke of Gloucester, and three wild animals.

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Condition: B

Tissue repairs along centerfold with a bit of foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/3/2004

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