Auction 135, Lot 706

"La Guinee et Pays Circomvoisins; Tires de Mercator, de Blommart &c.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 6.5 inches
30.5 x 16.5 cm

Attractive copper engraved map of the Guinea coast including Guinea, Benin, and Congo. Nicely detailed and decorated with a title cartouche that credits the information as being from Gerard Mercator and Samuel Blomaart, an African trader and a West Indies Company director.

References:

Condition: B

Paper added in side margins to better accommodate framing, with slight loss of neatline in top left corner.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/16/2011

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