Auction 129, Lot 827

"Partie Meridionale d'Afrique ou se trouvent la Basse Guinee, la Cafrerie, le Monomotapa, le Monoemugi, le Zanguebar et l'Isle de Madagascar", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Curieux

Color: Hand Color

12.6 x 8.5 inches
32 x 21.6 cm

This interesting map of the southern part of Africa and Madagascar contains numerous historical and geographical notations. Among the geographical errors is a large bulge in the southwest coastline. Notations describe the Portuguese discoveries of St. Helene, Tristan Island, and the Cape of Good Hope. The large title cartouche is festooned with a galleon and a comical-looking sea monster.

References: Norwich #167.

Condition: A

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/23/2009