Auction 150, Lot 675

"Royaume et Desert de Barca, et l'Aegypte Divisee en Ses Principales Parties", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Northeast Africa

Period: 1656 (dated)

Publication: L'Afrique en plusieurs cartes...

Color: Black & White

11.1 x 6.8 inches
28.2 x 17.3 cm

This attractive map covers northern Africa from Tripoli to the Red Sea. The topography is mostly spurious with numerous mountain ranges and oases prominently located. The map is embellished with a bold title cartouche festooned with fruit symbolizing the fertility of the Nile valley. Engraved by Jean Lhuillier, whose initials appear beneath the title cartouche.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON I C #6.

Condition: B+

Remargined on all sides with heavy old paper. There is a slight edge tear at top right and spots of printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/17/2014