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Auction 174, Lot 731

"Carte d'Afrique Dressee pour l'Instruction par Guillaume Delisle...", Delisle/Dezauche

Subject: Africa

Period: 1787 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.4 x 18.9 inches
62 x 48 cm
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This is a later edition of Delisle's 1722 map of the continent and Madagascar detailing all of Africa, divided into kingdoms and tribes. It correctly shows the Senegal and Niger rivers as separate entities. In the southeastern portion of the continent Lake Moravi is shown well inland from Zanzibar. Two decorative cartouches grace the map along the left border. Dezauche was Buache's son-in-law, and the successor to the Delisle business.

References: cf. Norwich #78.

Condition: B+

Contemporary outline color on paper with a watermark of a Maltese cross encircled in rosary beads. There is light soiling, minor toning, and a small hole along the centerfold at bottom that has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 9/11/2019