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Auction 108, Lot 592

"[Lot of 2] Africae pars Borealis [with] Africae pars Australis", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Africa

Period: 1699 (dated)


Color: Black & White

13.7 x 9.2 inches
34.8 x 23.4 cm
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Matched pair of maps making up the whole continent. They are full of the detailed geography of the time, with inaccurately located large lakes, rivers and mountains, The seas abound with islands, ships, fishing boats, flying fish and sea monsters. Each is adorned with a title cartouche incorporating African wildlife. Each sized as given above.

References: Australis - Norwich #164.

Condition: B

Fine crisp impressions. Both with margins trimmed nearly to neatlines. <I>Africae pars Borealis</i> has a small hole in bottom right border. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $550 - $650


Closed on 9/29/2004