Auction 130, Lot 774

"Partie Orientale d'Afrique ou se trouvent l'Egipte, la Nubie, l'Abissine, et l'Ajan…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Eastern Africa and Arabia

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Curieux

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.8 x 8.8 inches
32.5 x 22.4 cm

This map covers from Tunis and Benin through the horn of Africa and all of the Arabian peninsula. It is densely engraved with detail of the topography and includes numerous notations concerning the inhabitants. The source of the Nile is shown in a lake in Abyssinia and the Nile and Niger rivers are shown connected.

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Condition: A

Original color with a tiny rust spot near the compass rose, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/2/2009

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