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Auction 195, Lot 745

"Carte d'Afrique Dressee pour l'Instruction par Guillaume Delisle...", Delisle/Dezauche

Subject: Africa

Period: 1819 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.8 x 19.2 inches
63 x 48.8 cm
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This is a later edition of Delisle's 1722 map of the continent and Madagascar detailing all of Africa, divided into kingdoms and tribes. It correctly shows the Senegal and Niger rivers as separate entities. In the southeastern portion of the continent Lake Moravi is shown well inland from Zanzibar. Two decorative cartouches grace the map along the left border. Dezauche was Buache's son-in-law, and the successor to the Delisle business.

References: cf. Norwich #78.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with contemporary outline color on a sturdy sheet with a "T Dupuy" watermark and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $130

Closed on 11/15/2023