Auction 108, Lot 599

"Carte de l'Afrique", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: Africa

Period: 1820 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 14.2 inches
50 x 36.1 cm

Handsome map of the continent extending to include the Arabian Peninsula and the islands in the Indian Ocean. There is a fair amount of geographical detail in the north and southeast. The vast center is left blank owing to the lack of actual exploration during this period. The Nile appears to have its origin in a number of tributaries arising from an extensive mountain range labeled Monts Al-Quamar (Monts de la Lune). The south is filled with many geographical details and the tribal regions are depicted more accurately than many other maps of this period. Surrounded in a bold keyboard style border.


Condition: A

Very wide margins with a few light spots and tears repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $180 - $240

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/29/2004