Auction 126, Lot 769

"Afrique ou Libie Ulterieure ou sont Le Saara ou Desert, Le Pays des Negres La Guinee, &c", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1700 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 6.8 inches
29.2 x 17.3 cm

Charming map of western Africa featuring the Sahara Desert, the Niger River and the coasts of Guinea, Benin, etc. The map is filled with interior detail, some of which is spurious, such as the course of and lakes along the Niger River. The map is completed by a lovely, wreath style cartouche.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/3/2008

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