Auction 134, Lot 697

"Haute Ethiopie, ou sont l'Empire des Abissins, la Nubie, et le Zanguebar…", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Eastern Africa

Period: 1655 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes…

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15.7 inches
49.8 x 39.9 cm

Handsome map of central and eastern Africa, including the northern part of Madagascar. The most dominant feature of the map is the source of the Nile shown in the large lakes of Zaire and Zaflan. Most of the topography and place names are fictitious, as is typical of the cartography of the period. The unusual title cartouche is engraved in a carpet motif.


Condition: B+

Original color with faint toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/1/2010