Auction 135, Lot 702

"Tabula Geogra: Regni Congo", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1597 (circa)

Publication: Petit Voyages, Part I

Color: Black & White

14.5 x 11.8 inches
36.8 x 30 cm

Boldly engraved map of the Congo region of the West African coast from just south of the equator to present-day Angola with a highly conjectural Congo river system. Dramatic topography and imaginary cities are depicted and the map is adorned by an elaborate title cartouche and a compass rose. The map accompanied a description by Pigafetta of Eduardo Lopez's visit to the region in 1578.

References: Garrat (TMC-9) P1.

Condition: B

Trimmed to, and inside, neatlines on three sides, which is not uncommon for this map. Otherwise a nice impression with a repair fold intersection at lower center.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $475

Closed on 2/16/2011