Catalog Archive
Auction 116, Lot 804

"L'Afrique dressee, sur les relations les plus recentes, et assujettie aux observations astronomiques", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Africa

Period: 1756 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23 x 18.2 inches
58.4 x 46.2 cm
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This fine map draws on the cartography of Sanson and Delisle with new information to present a detailed view of the continent with a great many tribal names. The source of the Nile is located in Lake Dambea. The title is enclosed in a fine cartouche engraved by Gobin that shows a queen reclining against an elephant with a lion curled at her feet. The map was engraved by Delahaye.

References: Pedley #426.

Condition: A

Fine impression and color. Faint spot in bottom border, still nearly fine.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/20/2006