Auction 108, Lot 614

"Carte de la Barbarie, le la Nigritie et de la Guinee", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1792 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.2 inches
57.2 x 48.8 cm

Great 18th century map of northwestern Africa from Barbary, Nigeria and Guinea to below the equator. There is a mass of geographic detail and notations in the interior with information on the rivers and lakes. Numerous tent encampments are depicted throughout the Sahara Desert. This map first appeared in Delisle's Atlas de Geographie (1700-1712) and was here re-issued by Jan Elwe with his imprint at bottom.

References: Norwich #317.

Condition: B

Faint toning on fold, else very good.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/29/2004