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Auction 153, Lot 711

"Partie Orientale d'Afrique ou se Trouvent l'Egipte, la Nubie, l'Abissine, et l'Ajan...", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Eastern Africa

Period: 1703 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Curieux

Color: Hand Color

12.9 x 8.8 inches
32.8 x 22.4 cm

This map covers from Tunis and Benin through the horn of Africa and all of the Arabian peninsula. It is densely engraved with detail of the topography and includes numerous notations concerning the inhabitants. The source of the Nile is shown in a lake in Abyssinia and the Nile and Niger rivers are shown connected. This is the first edition.

References: Pastoureau, FER I [103].

Condition: B

Original outline color with light scattered foxing and minor toning.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 5/20/2015