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Auction 190, Lot 654

"Carte Particuliere des Costes de l'Afrique qui Comprend une Partie de Congo…", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Le Neptune Francois

Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 22.4 inches
42.7 x 56.9 cm
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This striking sea chart zooms in on present-day Angola on the western coast of Africa. It shows Cidade de Sao Paulo de Loanda (Luanda), Ponta dos Palmeirinha, and Cabo Ledo. The map is adorned with a dramatic compass rose and rhumb lines. A key locates seven areas of interest around Luanda.


Condition: A

A sharp impression with gorgeous contemporary color with gold leaf highlighting the compass rose. Hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/16/2022