Auction 149, Lot 694

"Partie de l'Afrique audela de l'Equateur, Comprenant le Congo, la Cafrerie &c.", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1766 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 10.7 inches
30.5 x 27.2 cm

The cartographical content of this decorative map of southern Africa is moderately accurate. Hottentot tribes are mentioned and Fort Hollandois is shown at the Cape. The western coast is labeled Cote Deserte with the kingdoms of Benguela, Angola, Congo and Benin delineated. On the east coast several kingdoms are shown including Monomotapa and Zanguebar. The title is enclosed in a decorative cartouche and map is enclosed in a rococo style border (printed from a separate copper plate), making this a very desirable map.

References:

Condition: B+

A dark impression with original color and some minor soiling.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/21/2014

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