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Auction 145, Lot 754

"Africae Tabula", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: Africa

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.4 x 10.8 inches
34 x 27.4 cm
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Depicts the continent in a way typical of the early 18th century with spurious topography in the interior. The source of the Nile is shown emanating from the Ptolemaic lakes of Zaflan and Zaire south of the equator. The cartouche is surrounded by natives, elephants, an ostrich, and a lion.

References: Norwich #58.

Condition: B

There are several small brown spots in the image, light offsetting, and a damp stain at center.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 6/12/2013