Auction 162, Lot 724

"Isles du Cap Verd Coste, et Pays des Negres aux Environs du Cap Verd...", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Western Africa, Cape Verde Islands

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: L'Afrique en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles et Exactes...

Color: Black & White

11.2 x 7.6 inches
28.4 x 19.3 cm

This is an attractive map of the important Cape Verde Islands and the opposite African coast from Cap Blanc to Sierra Leone. There is a lot of detail along the African coastline, with numerous cities, capes, rivers, and more identified. A fancy decorative title cartouche adorns the bottom of the map.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON I F #16.

Condition: A

A dark impression that is slightly uneven at top with a couple of tiny spots and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $110

Closed on 4/26/2017