Auction 135, Lot 689

"Royaume et Desert de Barca, et l'Aegypte divisee en ses Principales Parties", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Geographische Historiche Beschryvingh der vier bekend Werelds-Deelen…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.8 x 6.5 inches
27.4 x 16.5 cm

This attractive map, covering northern Africa from Tripoli to the Red Sea, is from a Dutch edition of Sanson's pocket atlas. The topography is mostly spurious with numerous mountain ranges and oases prominently located. The map is embellished with a bold title cartouche festooned with fruit symbolizing the fertility of the Nile valley. Engraved by A. d'Winter.

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Condition: A

Lightly toned, mostly in the margins.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $70

Closed on 2/16/2011

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