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Auction 198, Lot 636

"L'Afrique Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, Etc.", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Africa

Period: 1727 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 8.9 inches
30 x 22.6 cm
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This beautifully engraved map of Africa is based on Delisle’s important map of 1700. It extends to include the Atlantic islands and just a bit of Brazil. The Nile River is depicted as originating in two small lakes named Damot and Dambea in Abyssinia. There is considerable detail throughout with several notations. Crisply engraved with a compass rose and a title cartouche featuring elephants, an ostrich and a man wrestling a crocodile, also taken from Delisle.


Condition: A

A nice impression with marginal dampstaining.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/19/2024