Auction 142, Lot 682

"Africae pars Borealis", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1699 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.7 x 9.2 inches
34.8 x 23.4 cm

This decorative map covers the northern half of the continent. It is full of the spurious geography of the period with inaccurately located large lakes, rivers and mountains. The title cartouche incorporates African wildlife and sailing ships add further interest to the map.

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Condition: A

Two tiny tears in image have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $190

Closed on 11/28/2012

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