Auction 133, Lot 674

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

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1792 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.3 inches
57.2 x 49 cm

Deftly engraved 18th century map of western 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: cf Norwich #317.

Condition: B+

There are a faint damp stains at lower sides, else very good.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/1/2010