Auction 142, Lot 671

"Afrique Moderne Newes Africa", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Africa

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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 [251].

Condition: A

A few small spots in the lower blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/28/2012

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