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Auction 135, Lot 684

"Nouvelle Carte de l'Afrique avec des Remarques et des Tables pour Trouver sans Peine les Differents Peuples de cette Partie du Monde…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Africa

Period: 1718 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

23 x 18.2 inches
58.4 x 46.2 cm

This map is based on Delisle's landmark map of Africa (1700), which was the first to present a non-Ptolemaic version of the source of the Nile and to correct several other rivers, and place the Mediterranean Sea on the correct longitude. Chatelain's map shows Lake Dambia, in Abyssinia, as the source of the Nile. The tables at either side list the major nations with a key to their geographic location on the map. The map was the cooperative work of Chatelain and Nicolas Gueudeville, a cartographer and printer. The plate number 'D' in the upper right corner, which according to Norwich identifies this as the edition of 1718, has been changed to Tom. 1 No. 4 by a manuscript notation in brown ink.

References: Norwich #73.

Condition: A

Issued folded, now flattened.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/16/2011