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Auction 187, Lot 657

"Afrique", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Africa

Period: 1770 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 8.1 inches
31.5 x 20.6 cm
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Most detail on this nice map of the African continent is limited to the coasts and northern regions, with the interior left mostly blank. The majority of Africa is simply labeled Ethiopie. There is no clear source for the Nile, and its course is completely wrong. The oceans are engraved to show the direction of the trade winds. Simple cartouches enclose the title and the three distance scales.


Condition: A

On watermarked paper with faint offsetting.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 4/27/2022