Auction 170, Lot 675

"Pas Caert vande Custen van Angola van Rio de Zaire tot C. Negro, alles op zyn Ware Coers en Verheyt Geleyt", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Angola

Period: 1715 (circa)

Publication: Zee Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.6 x 19.9 inches
57.4 x 50.5 cm

An attractive sea chart of the South African coastal area of the Congo River inlet south to Cape Negro (now Tigres Island, Angola). The decorative cartouche features a pair of native Africans about to dispatch a bull with their spears, while the scale of miles cartouche features another native having a serious discussion with Neptune. The map is further adorned with rhumb lines, a compass rose, sailing ship and a sea monster.

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Condition: B+

On very sturdy paper with a few insignificant spots and a light dampstain primarily in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/14/2018

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