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Auction 189, Lot 645

"Africa Juxta Navigationes et Observat: Recentissimas Aucta Correcta et in sua Regna et Status Divisa in Lucem Edita", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Africa

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 7.7 inches
25.9 x 19.6 cm
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Handsome map displaying Seutter's strong style. The map is packed with detail - much of it fictitious. The Nile is shown not only originating in twin lakes, but also continuing further south nearly to the tip of the continent. A lake joins the Senegal and Niger Rivers. The large, cartouche is beautifully engraved and surrounded by natives and exotic animals including a large winged dragon. Engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter.


Condition: B

Full contemporary color with light soiling, foxing, and a small hole along the equator just west of Africa.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/14/2022