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Auction 164, Lot 700

"Africa, Agreeable to the Most Approved Maps and Charts", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Africa

Period: 1782 (circa)

Publication: Baldwin's New Complete & Universal System of Geography

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.9 x 13.4 inches
37.8 x 34 cm
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A copper engraved map of Africa depicting typical late 18th century knowledge of the continent. The Nile is shown originating from tiny twin lakes in the Lunar Mts. located above the equator. The title cartouche features an African queen with exotic animals and a faint engraving of the pyramids in the background. Numerous tribal names are shown throughout.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/13/2017

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