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Auction 186, Lot 713


"Partie de l'Afrique en deca de l'Equateur, Comprenau l'Egypte, la Barbarie, la Nigritie &c", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1766 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.1 x 10.9 inches
30.7 x 27.7 cm
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An attractive map represents the region north of the Equator. The Nile rises from two small lakes in the Monts de la Lune. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche and is surrounded in an elaborately engraved, rococo-style border that was printed from a separate copperplate.


Condition: A

Contemporary color on a sturdy sheet with one minor spot and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $21

Closed on 2/9/2022