Auction 148, Lot 721

"Afrique", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Africa

Period: 1683 (circa)

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

Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 7.8 inches
27.7 x 19.8 cm

Attractive and detailed map of Africa that includes the Arabian Peninsula, the Canary and Cape Verde Islands, Madagascar, as well as several other islands and a little of the coastline of Brazil. The Nile originates in two, spurious large lakes just north of the fictional Monts de la Lune. The title is enclosed in a wreath style cartouche. Engraved by Antoine d' Winter.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON I F [1].

Condition: A

A nice impression with minor soiling and a tiny centerfold separation and chip in top blank margin that have both been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/19/2014