Auction 129, Lot 813

"Carte Detailee ... de l'Afrique et des Iles qui en Dependent", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1828 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 14.2 inches
50.8 x 36.1 cm

A superb early 19th century map of the northern half of Africa. The map is filled with place names and notations and colored to show the various Europeans settlements and colonies. Large inset depicts Abyssinia and there is a smaller inset of the Cape Verde Islands. The sheet is decorated with a keyboard style border, embellished titling and a great embossed seal of Brue.

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Condition: A

The map image is fine with a beautiful impression and lovely original outline coloring on thick paper. The very wide margins have a little staining at top, otherwise overall fine.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/23/2009

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