Catalog Archive
Auction 110, Lot 664

"Fontes Nili Fluminis, Eorumquesitus", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Africa - Central

Period: 1702 (circa)


Color: Black & White

7 x 9.2 inches
17.8 x 23.4 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

Great little map illustrating the traditional idea of the source of the Nile in the large southern lakes of Zaflan and Zembre. The Zembre, also labeled Lac Zaire seu Dambea is also the source of the Congo and Niger Rivers and a southern branch of the Nile that is detailed in a inset map at top left.


Condition: B

Crisp impression. Margins trimmed but adequate for framing. Tear entering map 1/4" at right, repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/2/2005