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Auction 157, Lot 692

"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: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 6.5 inches
22.4 x 16.5 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.


Condition: B+

Original outline color on double-thick paper with minor soiling. There is show-through in top blank margin of a manuscript notation on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 5/4/2016