Auction 159, Lot 698

"Mocambiqum Africae Australis Insula...", Lidl, Johann Jacob

Subject: Island of Mozambique

Period: 1748 (published)

Publication: Der Neue Welt-Bott, Theil XXVIII

Color: Hand Color

12.1 x 7.4 inches
30.7 x 18.8 cm

A handsome bird's-eye plan of the Island of Mozambique, with north oriented to the bottom left, surrounded by sailing ships. A lettered key identifies a number of locations. Engraved by Johann Jacob Lidl. Published in Joseph Stoecklein's 5-volume work on the Jesuit missionaries.

References: Sabin #91981.

Condition: A

Wide margins, minor soiling, and a vertical printer's crease on paper with the watermark of a six-sided star.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $85

Closed on 9/14/2016