Auction 113, Lot 764

"A New Map of Africa from the Latest Observations", Senex, John

Subject: Africa

Period: 1721 (published)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm

This is a very handsome map of Africa with the typical features of the early eighteenth century. The source of the Nile is shown fairly accurately. However, remnants of the Ptolemaic twin lake source is still present, now with the Zebee River flowing into them. The title cartouche is particularly nice with pyramids, a soldier, river god, native with elephant tusks, lion, serpent, elephant and dragon.

References: Norwich #76.

Condition: B

Some damp stains at top and bottom fold with slight paper damage just into border with tissue repairs on verso. Small v-shaped tear on centerfold, repaired on verso.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/7/2005