Auction 114, Lot 640

"Afrique", Sanson, Nicolas Fils

Subject: Africa

Period: 1715 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.8 inches
27.4 x 19.8 cm

Copper engraved map of Africa that includes Arabia and the Canary and Cape Verde Islands as well as several other Atlantic islands and the coastline of Brazil. Also includes Madagascar and many islands in the Indian Ocean. Reissue of an earlier map with more detail in the interior, much of it still spurious. Cartouche in wreath style. Engraved by A. d' Winter


Condition: A+

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 3/1/2006