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Auction 144, Lot 264

"Partie Meridionale d'Afrique ou se Trouvent la Basse Guinee, la Cafrerie, le Monomotapa, le Monoemugi, le Zanguebar et l'Isle de Madagascar", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Southern Africa, Madagascar

Period: 1715 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Curieux

Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 8.3 inches
31.8 x 21.1 cm

This interesting map of the southern part of Africa and Madagascar contains numerous historical and geographical notations. Among the geographical errors is a large bulge in the southwest coastline. Notations describe the Portuguese discoveries of St. Helene, Tristan Island, and the Cape of Good Hope. The large title cartouche is decorated with a galleon and a comical-looking sea monster. Engraved by C. Inselin.

References: Norwich #167; Pastoureau, FER I [104].

Condition: B

Wide margins and attractive color with a light damp stain that enters map at right, resulting in minor creasing in top right corner with several small holes that have been professionally repaired and some paper weakness in right blank margin that has been professionally reinforced.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 4/3/2013