Auction 123, Lot 769

"Africa of Lybien aan Geene Zyde, Waar in Leggen Saara of de Woestyne, 't Landt der Zwarten, Guinee, enz.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving

Color: Hand Color

11.4 x 6.9 inches
29 x 17.5 cm

Charming map of western Africa featuring the Sahara Desert, the Niger River and the coasts of Guinea, Benin, etc. The map is filled with interior detail, some of which is spurious, such as the course and lakes along the Niger River. Engraved by Antoine d' Winter for a Dutch edition of Sanson's pocket atlas. The map is completed by a lovely, wreath style cartouche.


Condition: A

A nice impression on a sound sheet of laid paper. There is a very faint damp stain in the lower corners, well away from the map.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/20/2008