Auction 109, Lot 670

"L'Afrique", Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche

Subject: Africa

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 9.5 inches
27.9 x 24.1 cm

Finely rendered map of the continent with most geographical information along the coastlines, as is typical of the period. The source of the Nile is still confused; rising both from two small lakes, located in the Montagnes de la Lune, and from Lake Dambea. In the south there is a minimum of place names and a few tribal names. The prime meridian is shown through l' Isle de Fer par Louis XIII.

References:

Condition: A

Couple of spots in wide margins, one barely affecting map.

Estimate: $180 - $240

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/1/2004

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