Auction 125, Lot 842

"[Lot of 3 - Southern Africa]", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

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Nice group of maps covering the coastlines of southern Africa and the famous Empire of Monomotapa. This region was extensively explored by the Portuguese in an attempt to discover King Solomon's legendary gold mines of Ophir. 1) Empiere du Monomotapa et Etats Voisins (10 x 7.3"); 2) Carte de la Coste Orientale d'Afrique depuis le Cap de Bonne Esperance… en 1740 (8.8 x 9.7"); and 3) Coste Occidentale d'Afrique depuis le XIe Degre de Latitude Meridionale… en 1739 (10.6 x 9.8").

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Condition: B+

Folding as issued. #3 with closely trimmed top and bottom margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/24/2008

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