Auction 114, Lot 638

"Africa", Heylin, Peter

Subject: Africa

Period: 1703 (published)

Publication: Cosmography in four books

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 14 inches
41.9 x 35.6 cm

Rare map of Africa with some unusual interior cartography. The Nile originates in Abyssinia but the large Ptolemaic lakes, Zaire and Zaflan, are retained. But instead of spawning the Nile River, the Zebee River flows into them from the north while the Zaire, Zembeze and several other rivers flow out to the west and south. Numerous kingdoms are located throughout. The title is contained is a small strapwork cartouche. This map may have been designed by Robert Morden but there is no engraver's signature. John Senex's map of 1721 appears to have been copied from this map.


Condition: A

Couple of minor printer's creases else fine.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/1/2006