Auction 109, Lot 674

"Gray's New Map of Africa", Gray, Ormando Willis & Son

Subject: Africa

Period: 1881 (published)

Publication: The National Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 18.8 inches
35.6 x 47.8 cm

Nice map of the continent showing the interior beginning to fill in and thus eliminating the unexplored regions. An inset shows the delta of the Nile, and another shows the island of St. Helena. Regions are distinguished by color and there are numerous named deserts, rivers, lakes, and tribes. Provides an interesting study of the continent just as the interior is being discovered and during Stanley's third expedition. Fine map of Asia on the verso.

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Condition: A

Light pastel hand coloring on a sheet with full margins. A few very light spots, still very good.

Estimate: $70 - $80

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/1/2004

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