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Auction 116, Lot 805

"Africa, Concinnata Secundum Observationes…", Lotter, Tobias Conrad

Subject: Africa

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 17.5 inches
57.2 x 44.5 cm
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This German map is based on Delisle's 1700 foundation map of Africa. The Nile is correctly shown with its origins in Abyssinia and the other major rivers are shown fairly accurately. Several native kingdoms are named, along with numerous notations. The title cartouche was copied from Delisle's map as well and includes elephants, an ostrich, natives and a man wrestling a crocodile.


Condition: B

Margins slightly trimmed but still very ample. A few tiny pin holes in map, invisible unless you hold it to strong light.

Estimate: $550 - $600


Closed on 9/20/2006