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Auction 118, Lot 856

"Afrique", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Africa

Period: 1699 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.7 inches
27.4 x 19.6 cm

Attractive and detailed map of Africa that includes the Arabian Peninsula, the Canary and Cape Verde Islands, Madagascar as well as several other islands and a little of the coastline of Brazil. The Nile originates in two, spurious large lakes just north of the fictional Monts de la Lune. The title is enclosed in a wreath style cartouche. Engraved by Antoine d' Winter for a scarce pirated edition of Sanson's pocket atlas.


Condition: B

There are a couple of light stains just in the cartouche, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2007