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Auction 109, Lot 665

"Africae Antiquae, et quarundam Europae, Asiae que Adiacentium Regionum…", Blankaart, Nicolas

Subject: Africa

Period: 1652 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21 x 14.7 inches
53.3 x 37.3 cm

Uncommon and lovely map of the northern and central portion of the continent. The source of the Nile, on the Ptolemaic model, begins from the lakes Zaire and Zaflan, near the Mountains of the Moon. Two decorative cartouches and eight Roman seals at left. Nicolas Blankaart was a professor at Leiden who created maps for Jansson. It was published in Jansson's atlases including the Novus Atlas and Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineation.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #8600H.1.

Condition: A

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/1/2004