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Auction 146, Lot 760

"Afrique ou Libie Ulterieure ou sont le Saara ou Desert, le Pays des Negres la Guinee, &c.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: L'Afrique en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles et Exactes…

Color: Hand Color

11.4 x 6.8 inches
29 x 17.3 cm
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Charming map of western Africa featuring the Sahara Desert, the Niger River and the coasts of Guinea, Benin, etc. The map is filled with interior detail, some of which is spurious, such as the course of and lakes along the Niger River. The map is completed by a lovely, wreath style cartouche.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON I F [9].

Condition: A

Light toning along sheet edges and two small chips that have been repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 9/4/2013