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Auction 118, Lot 853

"Africae Accurata Tabula ex officina", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Africa

Period: 1677 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 17.2 inches
54.6 x 43.7 cm

This beautiful map of the African continent is filled with details typical of the late seventeenth century, with information from Blaeu's wall map of the continent. The Nile appears according to the ancient pattern, arising from the two lakes of Zaire and Zafflan. The interior is decorated with elephants, ostriches, monkeys, lions and rhinoceros, and eleven small ships sail in the sea. The title cartouche is flanked by natives and angels, and in the lower left is a dedication cartouche with the coat of arms of Gerardo Schaep surrounded by Neptune and his entourage.

References: Norwich #55.

Condition: B

Nearly very good with a bit of minor foxing with a professional repair of a 1 1/2" tear near bottom centerfold.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $700

Closed on 3/6/2007

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