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Auction 197, Lot 693

"Nubie et Abissinie. Projettee et Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiques", Bonne/Lattre

Subject: Eastern Africa

Period: 1771 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16.4 x 11.8 inches
41.7 x 30 cm
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Attractive map covering northeastern Africa, the Red Sea, and part of Arabia. A number of kingdoms and tribes are named in the region of present-day Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. A notation in the bottom left corner states that many emeralds are supposedly in these mountains. Adorned by a decorative title cartouche and four distance scales.


Condition: B+

A nice impression with contemporary outline color in the map and later color in the cartouche, on a bright sheet with a large watermark of a Maltese cross encircled in rosary beads. There are a few small spots in the image and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 4/24/2024