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Auction 183, Lot 514

"Carte de la Barbarie le la Nigritie et de la Guinee", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.3 inches
57.2 x 49 cm
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Deftly engraved 18th century map of western Africa from Barbary, Nigeria, and Guinea to below the equator. There is a mass of geographic detail and notations in the interior with information on the rivers and lakes. Numerous tent encampments are depicted throughout the Sahara Desert. A note at the eastern end of the Niger River explains that some believe that the Niger is an "arm of the Nile."

References: Norwich #317.

Condition: A

Full contemporary color with a hint of toning along the centerfold at bottom, some printer's ink residue at left, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/9/2021