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Auction 116, Lot 806

"Africa", Probst, Johann Michael

Subject: Africa

Period: 1789 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor ex Tabulis Geographicis

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 6.3 inches
24.1 x 16 cm
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Scarce small map of Africa based on the cartography of Johann Schreiber. The shape of the southern part of the continent is rather broad with a large inlet in the middle of the Congo, a protruding part of the east coast in the vicinity of Mozambique, and a flat southern tip. The interior is filled with the spurious topographical features typical of the 18th century. At right is a panel of German text describing the major regions and there is additional text at bottom. The title cartouche features a native and a crocodile.

References: Norwich #101.

Condition: A

Good impression and original color. Soil and damp stains in margins, affecting plate mark but not the map.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/20/2006