"Karte von Africa Verfasst von Herrn Robert Vaugondy…", Schraembl, Franz Anton
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
Original outline color with wide margins and insignificant soiling along blank edges.