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Auction 126, Lot 777

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

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1730 (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: C+

Fine impression and original color with what appears to be some added color in the Gran Lac and Isle et Royme de Pemba.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 12/3/2008