Auction 126, Lot 760

"Haute Ethiopie, ou sont l'Empire des Abissins, la Nubie, et le Zanguebar…", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Eastern Africa

Period: 1655 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales… du Monde…

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.5 inches
50.3 x 39.4 cm

Handsome map of central and eastern Africa, including the northern part of Madagascar. The most dominant feature of the map is the source of the Nile shown in the large lakes of Zaire and Zaflan. Most of the topography and place names are fictitious, as is typical of the cartography of the period. The unusual title cartouche is engraved in a carpet motif.


Condition: B+

Scattered faint foxing in map and some crumbled paper edges, well away from the map.

Estimate: $350 - $400


Closed on 12/3/2008