Auction 129, Lot 824

"Carte de la Barbarie, Nigritie et de la Guinee avec les Pays Voisins, Dressee sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux & les Observations les Plus Exactes", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.3 x 15.8 inches
51.6 x 40.1 cm

This great map of western Africa is based on Guillaume Delisle's map. It covers from the Barbary coast to below the equator. There is a mass of geographic detail and notations in the interior with information on the rivers and lakes. Numerous tent encampments are depicted throughout the Sahara Desert.

References:

Condition: B+

There are a couple printer's creases and some light foxing, mostly on the verso. The paper edges have been trimmed and reinforced with archival tape.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/23/2009

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