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Auction 164, Lot 699

"Africa, Concinnata Secundum Observationes Membror. Acad. Regal. Scientiarum et Nonnullorum Aliorum, et Juxta Recentissimas Annotationes", Lotter, Tobias Conrad

Subject: Africa

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographique de Cent et Huit Cartes...

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 17.5 inches
57.2 x 44.5 cm
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This map is based on the second state of Delisle's 1700 foundation map of Africa. The Nile is correctly shown with its origins in Abyssinia and the other major rivers are shown fairly accurately. Several native kingdoms are named, along with numerous notations. The title cartouche was copied from Delisle's map as well and includes elephants, an ostrich, natives and a man wrestling a crocodile.

References: Betz, p. 498.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with original color in the map and later color in the cartouche. There is a printer's crease that just enters map image along bottom right, and a few minor stains and repaired tears in blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/13/2017