Auction 113, Lot 766

"Africa, agreeable to the most approved Maps and Charts", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Africa

Period: 1783 (circa)

Publication: Baldwin's New Complete & Universal System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.8 x 13.5 inches
37.6 x 34.3 cm

Copper engraved map of Africa depicting typical late 18th century knowledge of the continent. The title cartouche features an African queen with exotic animals and a faint engraving of the pyramids in the background. The Nile is shown originating from tiny twin lakes in the Lunar Mts. located above the equator. Numerous tribal names are shown throughout.

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Condition: B

Some extraneous creases with tissue reinforcement on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/7/2005

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