Auction 113, Lot 765

"L'Afrique Dressee pour l'etude de la Geographie, Revue et Augmente par M. Brion Ingenieur Geographe du Roy", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Africa

Period: 1769 (published)

Publication: Atlas General et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 9.2 inches
26.2 x 23.4 cm

Nice continental map decorated with a landscape style title cartouche and several sailing ships. The interior of the map contains little geographical information, as is typical of the period. Large rivers are evident but the larger lakes are not marked. The Nile appears to rise from two small lakes, located in the Mts. de la Lune above the equator. In the south there is a minimum of place names and a few tribal names. On a small folio sheet (18.7 x 11") with French text pasted in columns at sides, as issued.

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Condition: B

Original color. Couple of faint spots.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/7/2005

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