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Auction 159, Lot 384

"[Untitled - Africa, Asia, Brazil]", Lidl, Johann Jacob

Subject: Atlantic Ocean & Indian Ocean

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Der Neue Welt-Bott, Theil XXVIII

Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 11 inches
39.4 x 27.9 cm
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This rare map is centered on Africa, and extends to include Brazil, Arabia, and Southern Asia. There is excellent detail of the islands in the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The map was designed to show the route of Portuguese Jesuit missionaries on the ships S. Pedro de Alcantara and Madre de Deos sailing from Lisbon, around the Cape of Good Hope, to Goa, India from April 1736 through September 1737. Detail on land is confined to the coasts with hundreds of place names. The map is adorned with two large compass roses and a coat of arms. Engraved by Johann Jacob Lidl. Published in Joseph Stoecklein's 5-volume work on the Jesuit missionaries.

References: Sabin #91981.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with attractive color on paper with the watermark of a six-pointed star. Issued folding, now flattened.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/14/2016