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Auction 196, Lot 683

"Guinea", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.8 inches
18.5 x 14.7 cm
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Charming small map of the west coast of Africa covering the coast from Sierra Leone to Gabon. The island of Sao Tome is shown in detail in an attractive inset map. Further embellished with a sea monster and strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso, published between 1610-21.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8700:351.

Condition: A

A nice impression with full contemporary color, a hint of toning, and light dampstains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/7/2024