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Auction 194, Lot 678


"Vue & Description de la Ville de Lovango dans le Royaume de Congo avec Plusieurs Particularitez Curieuses Touchant les Moeurs & les Habillemens des Indiens du Pais", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Congo, Natives

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique...

Color: Black & White

17.2 x 14.4 inches
43.7 x 36.6 cm
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This folio sheet contains a large view of the fabled city of Lovango at top and 10 vignettes of the people and ceremonies of the kingdom of Congo with French text descriptions.


Condition: B+

A crisp impression on a sheet with a Strasbourg bend and lily watermark. There is light toning along the centerfold, a couple unobtrusive spots, and short edge tears in the blank margins that have been closed on verso, with one entering into engraved image at bottom right.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 9/13/2023