Auction 171, Lot 712

"Karta over Africa", Djurberg, Daniel

Subject: Africa

Period: 1806 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Juvenilis Eller Samling af Geografiska Kartor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.2 x 7 inches
20.8 x 17.8 cm

This rare miniature map of Africa features some nice topographical detail and plenty of place names. Lake Malawi appears in Kaffern, but there is no sign of Lake Victoria or Lake Tanganyika. Daniel Djurberg (1744-1834) was a Swedish geographer and a prolific writer of geographic reference works and textbooks. Several of his maps were the first of their kind to be published in Sweden.

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Condition: B+

There are a few tiny spots and pencil notations confined to the top blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/6/2019

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