Auction 110, Lot 637

"L'Afrique dressee, sur les relations les plus recentes, et assujettie aux observations astronomiques", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Africa

Period: 1756 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23 x 18 inches
58.4 x 45.7 cm

This fine map draws on the cartography of Sanson and Delisle with new information to present a detailed view of the continent with a great many tribal names. The source of the Nile is located in Lake Dambea. The title is enclosed in a fine cartouche engraved by Gobin that shows a queen reclining against an elephant with a lion curled at her feet. Map engraved by Delahaye.

References: Pedley #426.

Condition: A

Professional repair on bottom fold.

Estimate: $500 - $600


Closed on 3/2/2005