Auction 114, Lot 641

"Africa juxta navigationes et observat recentissimas…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Africa

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 7.6 inches
25.4 x 19.3 cm

This is a reduced version of Seutter's folio map based on Homann's cartography of 1715. The map is packed with detail - much of it fictitious. The Nile is shown not only originating in twin lakes, but also continuing further south nearly to the tip of the continent. A lake joins the Senegal and Niger rivers. The large, cartouche is beautifully engraved and surrounded by natives and exotic animals including a large winged dragon.

References: Phillips (A) 3492.

Condition: B

Original color with a couple of minor spots, mostly in margins.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/1/2006

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