Auction 154, Lot 721

"Carte Particuliere des Costes de l'Afrique Depuis C. del Gado Jusques Rio Mocambo, et les Isles aux Environs...", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Northern Mozambique

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Neptune Francois

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 15.7 inches
57.9 x 39.9 cm

This stunning sea chart shows the southeast coast of Africa, off the coast of northern Mozambique, from Mogincual to Cape del Gado in the north. Anjouan, from the Comoro island group is included in an inset map complete with its own compass rose. A beautiful 16-point compass rose adorns the main chart. The title cartouche incorporates three distance scales.

References: Norwich #261.

Condition: A

A nice impression in original color, highlighted with gold. There are remnants of hinge tape on verso and minor show-through of oxidization from old green pigment that was accidentally applied on verso.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/16/2015

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