Auction 115, Lot 744

"Nigritarum Regnum", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: Africa - Western

Period: 1729 (published)

Publication: Atlas Maior

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 17.3 inches
57.2 x 43.9 cm

Splendid map of West Africa covering the coast from just above the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn. The interior cartography is primarily Ptolemaic with the large twin lake source of the Nile. The coastline shows good detail, particularly in the areas controlled by European traders. The title cartouche represents the wealth of the continent with ivory, jewels and exotic animals. The dedication cartouche includes the coat of arms of the Elector of Brandenburg. The map is further adorned with three sailing ships.

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Condition: A

Fine impression and original color. Tissue repair on bottom centerfold separation barely affecting border.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/21/2006

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