Auction 124, Lot 687

"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)


Color: Hand Color

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.


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

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/7/2008