Auction 173, Lot 420

"Afrique", Bossuet, Jacques Benigne

Subject: Africa

Period: 1755 (published)

Publication: Discours sur l'Histoire Universelle…

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 5 inches
16.5 x 12.7 cm

This handsome small map of Africa is filled with spurious cartography, including a depiction of the Nile River originating from two large lakes south of the equator. It is based on Sanson's pocket atlas map and includes a considerable amount of information for such a small map.


Condition: A

A crisp impression issued folding with a hint of toning and a couple of tiny worm tracks in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/5/2019