Auction 136, Lot 731

"Karte von Africa Verfasst von Herrn Robert Vaugondy…", Schraembl, Franz Anton

Subject: Africa

Period: 1787 (dated)


Color: Black & White

42.5 x 38 inches
108 x 96.5 cm

This wall map consists of four sheets, unjoined, depicting Africa in great detail, and is a revised German version of Vaugondy's map from 1767. The large, rococo cartouche is surrounded by a vignette by I. Alberti illustrating pyramids, ruins, an elephant, a lion, and the native plants of the region. The map identifies the important trading ports, as well as various native tribes such as the Cobonas, which are described as "cannibals."

References: Tooley MCC-48, p. 81

Condition: A+

Original outline color with wide margins and insignificant soiling along blank edges.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/1/2011