Auction 150, Lot 685

"Isles du Cap Verd Coste, et Pays des Negres aux Environs de Cap Verd...", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Western Africa, Cape Verde Islands

Period: 1656 (dated)

Publication: L'Afrique en plusieurs cartes...

Color: Black & White

11.2 x 7.8 inches
28.4 x 19.8 cm

This is an attractive map of the important Cape Verde Islands and the opposite African coast from Cap Blanc to Sierra Leone. There is a lot of detail along the African coastline, with numerous cities, capes, rivers, and more identified. A fancy decorative title cartouche adorns the bottom of the map. Engraved by Jean Lhuillier.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON I C #16.

Condition: A

There is minor scattered foxing and a small amount of printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/17/2014