Auction 159, Lot 705

"The South Part of Africa. And the Island Madagascar. Here the Portugueze Have Many Settlements, and All the Trade", Moll, Herman

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 8.2 inches
27.7 x 20.8 cm

This copper-engraved map covers southern Africa from Gabon and Kenya to South Africa. Madagascar, Comoros, and numerous other islands in the Indian Ocean are also depicted. Gold and silver mines are located in the interior, with topography and forests represented pictorially. A note near the Cape of Good Hope states "Here the Dutch have a Settlement to supley [sic] Ships with water and Provision."

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.MOLL-9a #38.

Condition: B+

Original outline color on watermarked paper with light soiling in the top left corner of the sheet, else near fine.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/14/2016