Auction 130, Lot 767

"Accuratissima Totius Africae Tabula in Lucem producta", Sandrart, Jacob von de

Subject: Africa

Period: 1697 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

Jacob von de Sandrart, a notable painter and art dealer in Nuremberg, produced a number of separately issued large maps. This map of the African continent is geographically a close copy of de Wit's map of circa 1670. The lively cartouche though is Sandrart's original design and includes a variety of native peoples, animals, and reptiles. The map was engraved by J.B. Homann before he set up his own map publishing business. It is one of only two known maps with Homann's imprint as an engraver.

References: Betz #165; Norwich #61.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and old color with a small abrasion above Homann's imprint at lower right.

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/2/2009

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