Auction 148, Lot 716

"Aphrica", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach

Subject: Africa

Period: 1608 (circa)

Publication: Geographisch Handtbuch

Color: Hand Color

11.7 x 8.3 inches
29.7 x 21.1 cm

Lovely continental map by Johan Bussemacher, an engineer and printer, who collaborated with Quad on this work. The map, largely based on Mercator, is covered with mountains and rivers, but in the south Vigiti Magna and the Rio de Infante are depicted with the absence of Monomotapa. Also in the south, an unnamed lake serves as the source for the major rivers flowing into the Indian Ocean, the Congo (Zaire Rio) flowing into the south Atlantic, and the Nile River. Stipple engraved sea with bold strapwork title cartouche and a panel of text beside the map.

References: Betz #46; Norwich #20.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/19/2014