Catalog Archive
Auction 189, Lot 657

"Carte Particuliere des Costes de l'Afrique Qui comprend le Royaume de Gualata &c...", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Western Sahara & Mauritania

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Neptune Francois

Color: Hand Color

33 x 19.4 inches
83.8 x 49.3 cm
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This large and magnificent sea chart details the coastline in the vicinity of the Western Sahara from Cape Boujdour to south of the Banc d'Arguin and the region near Nouakchott in Mauritania. The interior is blank with all details along the coastal areas. The chart is arrayed with rhumblines, plus two compass roses, beautifully highlighted in gold, that orient the north to the left. Inset with a view of the southern extension of the coastline. A large and very striking chart printed on two joined sheets.


Condition: A

A fine impression on sturdy paper with contemporary color and gilt highlights. There is a small spot of color offsetting at left, otherwise near fine.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/14/2022