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Auction 196, Lot 664

"Africa, Concinnata Secundum Observationes Membror. Acad. Regal. Scientiarum et Nonnullorum Aliorum, et Juxta Recentissimas Annotationes. Per G. de l Isle...", Lotter, Tobias Conrad

Subject: Africa

Period: 1770 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 17.6 inches
57.9 x 44.7 cm
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This map is based on the second state of Delisle's 1700 foundation map of Africa. The Nile is correctly shown with its origins in Abyssinia and the other major rivers are shown fairly accurately. Several native kingdoms are named, along with numerous notations. The title cartouche was also copied from Delisle's map and includes elephants, an ostrich, natives and a man wrestling a crocodile.


Condition: B+

On a bright sheet with light toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/7/2024