Auction 140, Lot 806

"Afrique", Bossuet, Jacques Benigne

Subject: Africa

Period: 1755 (published)

Publication: Discours sur l'Histoire Universelle…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.5 x 5 inches
16.5 x 12.7 cm

This handsome small map of Africa is filled with spurious cartography, including a depiction of the Nile River originating from two large lakes south of the equator. It is based on Sanson's pocket atlas map and includes a considerable amount of information for such a small map.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012

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