Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 878

"Afrique ou Libie Ulterieure ou sont Le Saara ou Desert, Le Pays des Negres La Guinee, &c", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Africa - Western

Period: 1699 (published)


Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 6.8 inches
29.2 x 17.3 cm

Charming map of western Africa featuring the Sahara Desert, the Niger River and the coasts of Guinea, Benin, etc. The map is filled with interior detail, some of which is spurious, such as the course and lakes along the Niger River. Engraved by Antoine d' Winter for a scarce pirated edition of Sanson's pocket atlas. The map is completed by a lovely, wreath style cartouche.


Condition: A

Light marginal soil in lower left corner, not affecting map.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/6/2007