Auction 146, Lot 759

"Haute Ethiopie, ou Sont l'Empire des Abissins, la Nubie, et le Zanguebar...", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Eastern Africa

Period: 1655 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 15.8 inches
50.3 x 40.1 cm

Handsome map of central and eastern Africa, including the northern part of Madagascar. The most dominant feature of the map is the source of the Nile shown in the large lakes of Zaire and Zaflan. Most of the topography and place names are fictitious, as is typical of the cartography of the period. The unusual title cartouche is engraved in a carpet motif.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON V A [19].

Condition: +B

Watermarked paper with light, scattered foxing.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/4/2013

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