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Auction 146, Lot 739

"Afrique", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Africa

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 8.2 inches
31.8 x 20.8 cm
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Nice map of the African continent with details limited to the coastal and northern regions and a mostly blank interior. The majority of Africa is simply labeled Ethiopie. There is no clear source for the Nile and its course is completely wrong. The oceans are engraved to show the direction of the trade winds. Simple cartouches enclose the title and the three distance scales.


Condition: A

A couple tiny, insignificant spots.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 9/4/2013