Auction 137, Lot 791

"Africa, Concinnata Secundum Observationes…", Lotter, Tobias Conrad

Subject: Africa

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 17.4 inches
57.2 x 44.2 cm

This map is based on the second state of Delisle's 1700 foundation map of Africa. The Nile is correctly shown with its origins in Abyssinia and the other major rivers are shown fairly accurately. Several native kingdoms are named, along with numerous notations. The title cartouche was copied from Delisle's map as well and includes elephants, an ostrich, natives and a man wrestling a crocodile.

References: Betz, p. 498.

Condition: A

A printer's crease that just enters map image along bottom right, and a few minor stains and repaired tears in blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $700


Closed on 9/14/2011