Auction 116, Lot 803

"L'Afrique Dressee suivant les Auteurs les plus nouvea, et Sur les Observations de Messieurs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Africa

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 6.3 inches
21.6 x 16 cm

Charming map of the continent with some interesting cartography and filled with notations. The Nile is correctly shown with its origins in Abyssinia. A large Lac de Zaire appears just below the Equator as the source of the Zaire River. Decorated with a title cartouche and compass rose.


Condition: A+

Crisp impression and original outline color. Faint damp stain in blank margin, still fine.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/20/2006