Auction 132, Lot 657

"Africa, for the Elucidation of the Abbe Gaultier's Geographical Games", Aspin, Jehoshaphat

Subject: Africa

Period: 1826 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.8 x 13 inches
42.7 x 33 cm

This is a very unusual and interesting map designed for a geographical game created by Gautltier which originally included a second map identical in content and coloring, but without place names. It is a fine early nineteenth century map of the continent that features updated information on the origin of the Nile River. The southern central portion of the continent is blank south from the Mountains of the Moon. An uncommon and very handsome map.

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Condition: A+

Beautiful example with original color and one small soiling area in blank margin at right.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/2/2010

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