Auction 115, Lot 724

"[Lot of 2] Afrique Ancienne das Alte Africa [and] Africa",

Subject: Africa

Period: 1672-83 (circa)

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Color: Black & White

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A nice pair of 17th Century maps. The first is by Alain Manesson Mallet, Paris, 1683, 4.3" x 5.6". This attractive copper engraved map of Africa has a simple block title cartouche, along with figures and an alligator. The second is by Philipp Cluver, Dantzig, ca. 1672, 4.8" x 4.8". This copper engraved map features the Ptolemaic lakes as the source of the Nile, and a west flowing Niger River.

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Condition: A

Both are good impressions.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/21/2006

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