Auction 122, Lot 778

"Africa", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Africa

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.8 inches
27.4 x 19.8 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 pirated edition of Sanson's small atlas.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/5/2007