"Afrique Moderne Newes Africa", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
4.2 x 5.8 inches
10.7 x 14.7 cm
Charming, tiny map decorated with a crocodilian cartouche and vignette of native Africans. The Nile is shown with its source in twin lakes south of the Equator, in the Montagne de la Lune. Great detail and lovely engraving, showing the region from Europe to the Cape of Good Hope.
References: Pastoureau, Manesson-Mallet .
A few small spots in the lower blank margin.