Auction 142, Lot 676

"Africa, Volgens de Alder-Eerste Scheeps-Togten der Portugysen…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Africa

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.8 x 7.8 inches
30 x 19.8 cm

This beautifully engraved map of Africa extends to include the Atlantic islands and just a bit of Brazil. The Nile river is depicted originating in two large lakes south of the equator named Zaire Lacus and Zaflan. Crisply engraved with a compass rose and a title cartouche featuring an African sitting in a stone structure with a pair of scorpions and ivory at his feet, a lion, and elephants.

References:

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light overall toning and an archivally repaired tear that just enters map at right. The right margin has been extended to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Unsold

Closed on 11/28/2012

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