Auction 123, Lot 767

"Nigritarum Regio", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 15 inches
57.2 x 38.1 cm

Decorative map of the western part of Africa extending from present-day Senegal to Angola. The interior is filled with information, mostly spurious, including the Nile originating in Zaire Lacus. A small herd of elephants roams the interior, and the map has a cartouche and scale of miles lavished with monkeys, a cheetah, natives, a lion and mer-people.


Condition: C+

The map has toned margins, some centerfold separation and old tape at the top edge. It is still quite sound and has nice old color and would look nice framed.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/20/2008