Auction 117, Lot 820

"L'Afrique, ou Lybie ulterieure ou sont le Saara, ou Desert. le Pays des Negres, la Guinee…", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1655 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 13.5 inches
54.6 x 34.3 cm

Handsome map of Western Africa filled with information, much of it spurious, in the Sahara Desert, the Niger River and the coast of Guinea. Of particular interest are several incomplete rivers in the desert regions that appear and then disappear. The map is beautifully engraved with a title cartouche fashioned in the form of an oriental carpet.


Condition: A

Fine impression and original color. Bit of very faint toning on bottom fold, overall near fine.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/6/2006