Auction 113, Lot 770

"Carte Generale de l'Afrique d'apres les dernieres decouvertes", Andriveau-Goujon, E.

Subject: Africa

Period: 1877 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
35 x 25 inches
88.9 x 63.5 cm

Large and very finely engraved and detailed chart of the continent and the island of Madagascar. Details include the Grand Desert, a nearly blank interior, oasis, roads and caravan routes. Several insets depict islands including the Canaries, Ascension, and St. Helene. Coloring indicates the colonial land holdings of seven European nations. A very handsome chart with decorative borders and fancy titling in script and Victorian-style letting.

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Condition: A

Beautiful impression and coloring. Near fine with just a little surface soiling.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $50

Closed on 12/7/2005

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