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Auction 107, Lot 512

"Africa Drawn from the Best Authorities", Russell, John C.

Subject: Africa

Period: 1811 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 15.4 inches
45 x 39.1 cm
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Fine early 19th century map of the continent. The geographical features are concentrated mainly north of the Equator and those regions of the coast that were well known. The unexplored interior is left completely blank except for a few tribal names. The Nile is shown rising from a system of small tributaries in approximately the correct location.


Condition: A

Tissue repairs on centerfold.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/9/2004