Auction 134, Lot 685

"Map of Africa with the Latest Discoveries", Wyld, James

Subject: Africa

Period: 1841 (circa)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 20 inches
57.9 x 50.8 cm

Large and very finely engraved and detailed map of the continent shows political boundaries delineated by engraved line and beautiful hand coloring. The interior still shows a large, but increasingly smaller, blank area. The mapped areas show rich information including villages, roads and trails, deserts, oases and many helpful notations. Includes Madagascar. Small inset at upper left details the Azores on the same scale. This decorative map is embellished by fancy titling with flourishes and a piano keyboard style border.

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Condition: B

Very early impression and beautiful original hand color on a thick sheet with wide margins. The thick paper has split at upper and lower centerfold as normally seen. Toned along part of the centerfold, otherwise near fine example.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/1/2010

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