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Auction 109, Lot 686

"Guinea", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: Africa - Western

Period: 1686 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Afrique . . .

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.6 x 10.5 inches
37.1 x 26.7 cm

Charming map covering the coast from Sierra Leone to Gabon based on the cartography of Blaeu. The land is filed with elephants, lions, leopards and monkeys and the sea is decorated with sailing ships, a compass roses and rhumb lines. The title cartouche is surrounded by mermaids and sirens and the distance scale in engraved onto an ivory tusk.

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Condition: A

Professionally remargined at sides.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/1/2004

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