Auction 158, Lot 426

"L'Afrique Dressee, sur les Relations les Plus Recentes, et Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiques", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Africa

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.3 x 18.4 inches
59.2 x 46.7 cm

This fine map draws on the cartography of Sanson and Delisle with new information to present a detailed view of the continent with a great many tribal names. The source of the Nile is located in Lake Dambea. The title is enclosed in a fine cartouche engraved by Gobin that shows a queen reclining against an elephant with a lion curled at her feet. The map was engraved by Delahaye. This state does not appear in Norwich or Pedley and does not include any credentials after Robert de Vaugondy's name or a date.

References: cf. Norwich #94; cf. Pedley #426.

Condition: A

On watermarked paper with minor soiling.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/22/2016

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