Auction 107, Lot 507

"Africae Accurata Tabula", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Africa

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.2 x 17 inches
53.8 x 43.2 cm

A beautiful map of the continent filled with details typical of the late 17th Century. The Nile appears according to the ancient pattern, arising from the two lakes of Zaire and Zafflan. The interior is decorated with elephants, ostriches, monkeys, lions and rhinoceros, and eleven small ships sail in the sea. The title cartouche is flanked by natives and angels and in the lower left is a dedication cartouche with the coat of arms of Gerardo Schaep surrounded by Neptune and his entourage. Second state with privilege imprint bottom right.

References: Norwich #55.

Condition: A

Lovely original color with uncolored cartouches. Slight toning and old repairs in blank margins, not affecting map.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,300

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 6/9/2004