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Auction 118, Lot 879

"La Guinee et Pays Circomvoisins; Tires de Mercator, de Blommart &c.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Africa - Western

Period: 1699 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 6.5 inches
30.5 x 16.5 cm

Attractive copper engraved map of the Guinea coast including Guinea, Benin, and Congo. Nicely detailed and decorated with a title cartouche that credits the information as being from Gerard Mercator and Samuel Blomaart, an African trader and a West Indies Company director. Engraved by Antoine d' Winter for a scarce pirated edition of Sanson's pocket atlas.

References:

Condition: A+

Very good impression with folds as issued.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/6/2007

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