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Auction 198, Lot 638

"Kaart van Afrika door den Heer d'Anville", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Africa

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Land Atlas

Color: Hand Color

13.9 x 13.9 inches
35.3 x 35.3 cm
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Attractive map of the continent with a small inset of Cape Verde Islands at top left. The map is based on D'Anville and includes a remarkable amount of detail including some gold and silver mines. Stellenbosch, Drakenstein and Waveren are located, as well as the rivers Berg, Olyphantin, Breede and Zonde End. Zimbabwe is labeled and a Groote Waterval (Great Waterfall) is shown in the vicinity of Victoria Falls. The source of the Nile is shown both according to Paez and in two small lakes north of the Equator.

References: Norwich #96.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with full contemporary color on a bright sheet with a Strasbourg lily watermark and minor marginal soiling. There is a short centerfold separation confined to the bottom margin.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/19/2024