Auction 144, Lot 260

"[Lot of 2] Carte de la Coste Orientale d'Afrique depuis le XIIIe. Degre de Latitude Meridionale... [and] Carte de la Coste Orientale d'Afrique, depuis le Cap de Bonne Esperance, jusqu'au Cap del Gada...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Eastern Africa

Period: 1740 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.5 x 9.8 inches
21.6 x 24.9 cm

A pair of maps that show the east coast of Africa from the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden to the southern tip of Africa with many coastal place names. The first map covers the coast from Arkiko, Eritrea to C. del Gada in Tanzania, showing the Comoros Islands offshore, while the second map continues to the Cape of Good Hope, with the western coast of Madagascar included. Both maps are decorated with an ornamental title cartouche featuring scroll motifs and a compass rose. Size varies slightly.

References:

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with minor toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $150 - $190

Sold for: $75

Closed on 4/3/2013

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