Auction 150, Lot 669

"Africa", Salmon, Thomas

Subject: Africa

Period: 1771 (circa)

Publication: A New Geographical and Historical Grammar...

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.3 x 7.1 inches
23.6 x 18 cm

Interesting small map of the continent. The source of the Nile is in the correct vicinity, here called Nilehead and shown to be in Tzana Lake. Several regions are named, including Caffraria, Hottentots, and the Sahara, here labeled Zaara or the Desart. The twin lakes of Zaire and Zaflan are shown north of the Mountains of the Moon. The map stretches to include the eastern tip of South America, as well as parts of Europe and Asia, but these areas are largely left blank. A decorative title cartouche depicts a coastal scene complete with a crocodile. Engraved by Thomas Phinn.

Click here to read about the history of the Mountains of the Moon in our August 2014 Newsletter.

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Condition: B

Issued folding on a toned sheet with a tiny worm hole, minor offsetting, and some soiling.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/17/2014

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