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Auction 156, Lot 732

"L'Afrique Dressee Suivant les Auteurs les Plus Nouvea et sur les Observations de Messieurs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Africa

Period: 1719 (dated)

Publication: Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique

Color: Hand Color

8.9 x 6.6 inches
22.6 x 16.8 cm

Charming map of the continent with some interesting cartography and filled with notations. The Nile is correctly shown with its origins in Abyssinia. A large Lac de Zaire appears just below the Equator as the source of the Zaire River. Decorated with a title cartouche and compass rose.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #43-5.

Condition: A

A bright example with marginal soiling and numerous minute worm holes only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/17/2016