Catalog Archive
Auction 130, Lot 796

"Carte de la Barbarie, le la Nigritie et de la Guinee", Delisle/Elwe

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1792 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel

Color: Hand Color

22.6 x 19.5 inches
57.4 x 49.5 cm
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Great 18th century map of northwestern Africa from Barbary, Nigeria and Guinea 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. This map first appeared in Delisle's Atlas de Geographie (1700-1712) and was here re-issued by Jan Elwe with his imprint at bottom.

References: Norwich #317.

Condition: B+

There is an expert repair on the fold in the bottom margin and some light soil in the map.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/2/2009