Auction 161, Lot 716

"Carte d'Afrique Dressee pour l'Usage du Roi...", Delisle/Dezauche

Subject: Africa

Period: 1787 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.3 x 19 inches
61.7 x 48.3 cm

This is a later edition of Delisle's 1722 map of the continent and Madagascar detailing all of Africa, divided into kingdoms and tribes. It correctly shows the Senegal and Niger rivers as separate entities. In the southeastern portion of the continent Lake Moravi is shown well inland from Zanzibar. Two decorative cartouches grace the map along the left border. Dezauche was Buache's son-in-law, and the successor to the Delisle business.

References: cf. Norwich #78.

Condition: A

A strong impression on watermarked paper.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/8/2017

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