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Auction 190, Lot 651

"Nigritarum Regio", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Major

Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 15.1 inches
57.9 x 38.4 cm
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Decorative map of the western part of Africa extending from present-day Senegal to Angola. The interior is filled with information, mostly spurious, including the Nile originating in Zaire Lacus. A small herd of elephants roams the interior, and the map has a cartouche and scale of miles lavished with monkeys, a cheetah, natives, a lion and mer-people. There is a visible crack in the plate in the ocean. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #8750:2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light soiling and foxing, a couple of extraneous creases, an old tape stain at top center, and toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/16/2022