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Auction 125, Lot 817

"Africa juxta navigationes et observat recentissimas…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Africa

Period: 1744 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10 x 7.6 inches
25.4 x 19.3 cm

Handsome map displaying Seutter's strong engraving style. The map is packed with detail - much of it fictitious. The Nile is shown not only originating in twin lakes, but also continuing further south nearly to the tip of the continent. A lake joins the Senegal and Niger Rivers. The large, uncolored cartouche is beautifully engraved and surrounded by natives and exotic animals including a large winged dragon.

References: Phillips (A) #3492.

Condition: B+

A few spots in blank lower ocean, more in blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/24/2008