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Auction 176, Lot 645

"L'Afrique Dressee Suivant les Auteurs les Plus Nouvea et sur les Observations de Messieurs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Africa

Period: 1719 (dated)

Publication: Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique

Color: Hand Color

8.9 x 6.6 inches
22.6 x 16.8 cm
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Charming map of the continent with some interesting cartography and filled with notations. The Nile is correctly shown with its origins in Abyssinia. A large Lac de Zaire appears just below the Equator as the source of the Zaire River. Decorated with a title cartouche and compass rose.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #43-5; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.MEN-1b.

Condition: A

A nice impression with marginal soiling and creasing.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 2/12/2020