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Auction 150, Lot 666

"Accuratissima Totius Africae Tabula in Lucem Producta", Sandrart, Jacob von de

Subject: Africa

Period: 1697 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.6 x 19.1 inches
57.4 x 48.5 cm
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Jacob von de Sandrart, a notable painter and art dealer in Nuremberg, produced a number of separately issued large maps. This map of the African continent is geographically a close copy of de Wit's map of circa 1670. As on that map, the Nile arises from the two lakes Zaire and Zafflan. The lively cartouche is Sandrart's original design and includes a variety of native peoples, animals, and reptiles. The map was engraved by J.B. Homann before he set up his own map publishing business. It is one of the few maps with Homann's imprint as an engraver.

References: Betz #165; Norwich #61.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a watermarked sheet with faint scattered foxing. There are professional repairs to several small separations along the centerfold and a chip along the centerfold that enters 0.5" into image at top, with image expertly replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000


Closed on 9/17/2014