Auction 121, Lot 768

"Kaart van Africa", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: Africa

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication: Atlas tot Opheldering der Hedendaagsche Historie…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.5 x 8.2 inches
31.8 x 20.8 cm

An interesting map of the continent with an interior that is mostly blank with some information beginning to take shape. Lake Chad is noted as Chana, and Lake Malawi (Maravi) is named in South Africa. The currents in the surrounding ocean are indicated, and the map is titled with ornate script within a block-style cartouche.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/26/2007

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