Auction 122, Lot 779

"L'Afrique Dressee suivant les Auteurs les plus nouvea, et Sur les Observations de Messieurs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Africa

Period: 1719 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 6.7 inches
22.9 x 17 cm

Charming map of the continent with some interesting cartography and filled with notations. The Nile is correctly shown with its origins in Abyssinia. A large Lac de Zaire appears just below the Equator as the source of the Zaire River. Decorated with a title cartouche and compass rose.

References:

Condition: B+

There is some light soil, a small repaired tear into lower left border and a tiny wormhole just below the cartouche.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Unsold

Closed on 12/5/2007

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