Auction 114, Lot 658

"Guineae Nova Descriptio", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: Africa - Western

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.7 x 7.3 inches
24.6 x 18.5 cm

Reduced version of the super map of western Africa from Senegal, Rio Senega, to Cape Lopez on the Gulf of Guinea just below the equator. The map reflects the Portuguese exploration and settlement in the region and includes a large inset of the Island of St. Thomas. Beautifully embellished with strapwork cartouches. The sea displays a sea monster, a Portuguese ship and native sailing boat. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Lightly toned with a faint mat burn in blank margin. Upper right corner damages, well away from map.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 3/1/2006

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