Auction 144, Lot 256

"North Africa [on sheet with] South Africa", Thomson, John

Subject: Northern Africa and Southern Africa

Period: 1817 (published)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.1 x 23.1 inches
51.1 x 58.7 cm

Two maps on one sheet detailing northern and southern Africa. The top map covers north Africa's Mediterranean coast and extends to include all of the Red Sea in the east and the Gulf of Guinea in the west. The map shows the areas of Morocco, Algeria, Libya, and Egypt, as well as the Sahara and Libyan deserts and the Mountains of the Moon. The bottom map depicts the southern tip of Africa divided into the districts of Stellenbosch, Zwellingdam, and Graaf Reynet. Both maps are filled with interesting details indicating the locations of caravan routes, cannibal tribes, cave paintings, "good water," and historical events.

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Condition: B+

Original color with a few unobtrusive, scattered spots, faint offsetting, and a crease in top blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 4/3/2013

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