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Auction 117, Lot 833

"Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Africa - Southern

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24 x 18.6 inches
61 x 47.2 cm

Like all of Delisle's works, this map is distinguished by his scientific approach to cartography. His work was the basis of most African maps made in the 18th century. The map is filled with detail and comments concerning European trade, native kingdoms, and mineral wealth. This map covers Africa south of the Equator and includes Madagascar and several islands in the Indian Ocean. This is the Covens & Mortier edition.


Condition: A

Very clean and crisp. Tiny hole filled at center.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/6/2006