Auction 149, Lot 680

"[Lot of 2] Africa, According to ye Newest and Most Exact Observations [and] An Accurate Map of Africa Drawn from the Sieur Robert with Improvements",

Subject: Africa

Period: 1740-59 (circa)

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Color: Black & White

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A. Africa, According to ye Newest and Most Exact Observations, by Herman Moll, from Salmon's Modern History, circa 1740 (10.1 x 7.1"). This is a charming small map of the continent with a plethora of islands in the Indian Ocean. The Nile shows its correct source in the Abyssinia highlands; however, the twin lakes of Zaire and Zaflan are still faintly engraved just north of the Luna Mts, and several other spurious lakes are faintly engraved in the Sahara region.

B. An Accurate Map of Africa Drawn from the Sieur Robert with Improvements, by George Rollos, from Barrow's Geographical Dictionary, circa 1759 (11.2 x 7.6"). A similar map to the above with more accurate information inland and a better depiction of the river systems. The twin lakes of Zaire and Zaflan are not present.

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Condition: A

Maps are near fine with just a little soiling confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/21/2014

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