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Auction 191, Lot 743


"Carte de la Barbarie de la Nigritie et de la Guinee", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.7 x 19.3 inches
57.7 x 49 cm
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Deftly engraved 18th century map of western Africa from Barbary, Nigeria, and Guinea to below the equator. There is a mass of geographic detail and notations in the interior with information on the rivers and lakes. Numerous tent encampments are depicted throughout the Sahara Desert. A note at the eastern end of the Niger River explains that some believe that the Niger is an "arm of the Nile."

References: Norwich #317.

Condition: B

A sharp impression with contemporary outline color. There are short centerfold separations at top and bottom as well as a few short tears along the edges of the sheet that have been closed on verso with non-archival tape, causing some tape stains on recto.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/8/2023