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Auction 117, Lot 793

"Accuratissima Totius Africae Tabula in Lucem producta", Sandrart, Jacob von de

Subject: Africa

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

Large map of the continent, which is a close copy of de Wit's map of 1680, with the same small vignettes of indigenous animals (including an elephant and a rhinoceros), and the Ptolemaic description of the Nile basin. The lively cartouche though is Sandrart's original design and includes a variety of native peoples, animals, and reptiles. The map was engraved by J.B. Homann before he set up his own map publishing business.

References: Norwich #61.

Condition: B

Light overall toning with a lighter impression in the cartouche. Centerfold strengthened with Japanese tissue. Paper hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400


Closed on 12/6/2006