Auction 113, Lot 783

"Tabula Geogra: Regni Congo", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Petit Voyages, Part I

Color: Black & White

15 x 12 inches
38.1 x 30.5 cm

Boldly engraved map of the Congo region of the West African coast from just south of the equator to present-day Angola with a highly conjectural Congo river system. Dramatic topography and imaginary cities are depicted and the map is adorned by an elaborate title cartouche and a compass rose. The map accompanied a description by Pigafetta of Eduardo Lopez's visit to the region in 1578.


Condition: B

Crisp impression, light soiling. Trimmed into neatlines as is common for this issue.

Estimate: $500 - $550


Closed on 12/7/2005