Auction 137, Lot 822

"Carte de la Senegambie, du Soudan et de la Guinee Septentrionale", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1834 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 14.3 inches
51.6 x 36.3 cm

A superb early nineteenth century map filled with incredible detail and notations. European colonies and settlements are outlined, and there are numerous notes on the region. A large inset at top of the Senegal River is entitled " Pays de Oualo." A lengthy explanation in French describes the surveys and observations that were used to construct the map. First published in 1828, this edition was updated in 1834. Beautifully engraved with a bold keyboard style border and embossed seal from Charles Picquet, publisher and successor to Brue, above the title.


Condition: A

Wide margins with original outline color and faint offsetting.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/14/2011