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Auction 125, Lot 841

"Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1733 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.8 x 18.6 inches
60.5 x 47.2 cm
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This meticulously detailed map is emblematic of all Delisle's works, distinguished by his scientific approach to cartography. His work was the basis of most African maps made in the 18th century. The map is filled with information concerning European trade, native kingdoms, and mineral wealth. It covers Africa south of the Equator and includes Madagascar and several islands in the Indian Ocean. This is the Covens & Mortier edition.


Condition: B+

Fine impression and original outline color. There is some very faint offsetting in the Indian Ocean and a short centerfold split at bottom, else very good.

Estimate: $450 - $550


Closed on 9/24/2008