Auction 109, Lot 691

"Haute Ethiopie, ou sont l'Empire des Abissins, la Nubie, et le Zanguebar…", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Africa - Central

Period: 1655 (published)

Publication: Cartes Generales… du Monde…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 15.7 inches
50 x 39.9 cm

Handsome map of Central and Eastern Africa, including the northern part of Madagascar. The most dominant feature of the map is the source of the Nile shown is the large lakes of Zaire and Zaflan. Most of the topography and place names are fictitious, as is typical of the cartography of the period. The unusual title cartouche is engraved in a carpet motif.

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Condition: A

Faint toning along fold, still very good.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/1/2004

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