Auction 126, Lot 779

"[Lot of 2] Carte de la Coste Orientale d'Afrique depuis le Cap de Bonne Esperence… en 1740 [and] Coste Occidentale d'Afrique depuis le Detroit de Gibraltar… en 1738", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Africa - Southeastern and Northwestern

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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Pretty pair of maps illustrating the southeast and northwest coastlines of Africa. The maps were prepared for the Minister of the Navy, Count of Maurepas. Each map is nicely detailed with locations of settlements, anchorages, and forts. First measures 9 x 9.5" and second is 7.8 x 9.8".

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Condition: A

Overall very good with a bit of light soil and a tiny rust spot.

Estimate: $160 - $220

Sold for: $70

Closed on 12/3/2008

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