Auction 136, Lot 746

"Partie Occidentale d'Afrique ou se Trouve les Isles Canaries, et du Cap Verd…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Africa - Western

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Curieux

Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 8.8 inches
32.5 x 22.4 cm

This uncommon map of western Africa provides a surprising amount of information. The Canary and Cape Verde Islands are prominently featured, as are the kingdoms along the Guinee coast that were so important to European trade. The map is centered on the Tropic of Cancer and includes a compass rose, a distance scale, and a table with the latitude and longitude for various locations.


Condition: A

Original outline color with wide margins and light toning along edges in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $240


Closed on 6/1/2011