Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 668

"L'Afrique Dressee pour l'etude de la Geographie, Revue et Augmente par M. Brion Ingenieur Geographe du Roy", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Africa

Period: 1766 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 9 inches
25.9 x 22.9 cm

Nice continental map decorated with a landscape style title cartouche and several sailing ships. The interior of the map contains little geographical information, as is typical of the period. Large rivers are evident but the larger lakes are not marked. The Nile appears to rise from two small lakes, located in the Mts. de la Lune above the equator. In the south there is a minimum of place names and a few tribal names.


Condition: B

Toned along centerfold with slight damp stain in upper margin. Separation on bottom fold, not affecting map.

Estimate: $180 - $230


Closed on 12/1/2004