Auction 140, Lot 805

"Carte d'Afrique Dressee pour l'usage du Roy…", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Africa

Period: 1722 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel

Color: Hand Color

24.8 x 19.3 inches
63 x 49 cm

First edition of this important, updated map of the continent and Madagascar detailing all of Africa, divided into kingdoms and tribes. The Senegal and Niger Rivers are correctly separated. In the southeastern portion of the continent Lake Moravi is shown well inland from Zanzibar. Two decorative cartouches grace the map. This is not the more common Covens & Mortier issue.

References: Norwich #78.

Condition: B+

Original outline color on watermarked paper. The sheet is lightly toned with occasional small spots and some manuscript ink notations in the upper right blank margin.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/23/2012