Auction 111, Lot 703

"Coste Occidentale d'Afrique, depuis le Xie. Degre de Latitude Meridionale…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Africa - Southwestern

Period: 1739 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10.4 x 9.6 inches
26.4 x 24.4 cm

A boldly engraved and colored map that covers the southwestern coast of Africa from the Cape of Good Hope up to about 11° and includes the coastlines of today's South Africa, Namibia, and Angola. Offshore from the Cape of Good Hope is a large sandbank labeled Banc des Eguilles. Decorated with a title cartouche and compass rose.


Condition: A

Issued folded, now pressed. Very fine, later coloring. Some faint offsetting, else fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/8/2005