Auction 117, Lot 822

"Paskaart van de Kuste van, Gualate en Arguyn…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Africa - Western

Period: 1715 (circa)

Publication: Le Nouveau et Grand Illuminant Flambeau de la Mer.

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 20 inches
57.9 x 50.8 cm

Oriented with north to the left, this large chart details the coastline from Cape Blanco north to Cape Bojador. The sea chart is arrayed with rhumb lines, two compass roses and an attractive distance cartouche featuring a mermaid making a chart. The map is decorated with a magnificent figurative cartouche featuring a hunting vignette and flanked by merchants and warriors.

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Condition: A

A sharp impression printed on sturdy paper with good original margins.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/6/2006

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