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Auction 88, Lot 319

"**Africa - Mauro Percussa Oceano, Niloque admota tepenti", Valck, Gerard and Leonard

Subject: **Africa

Period: 1710 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 19.5 inches
58.4 x 49.5 cm
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**Scarce, large detailed map typical of eighteenth century Dutch maps of the continent, with up-to-date cartography. The bulge on the east coast near Madagascar is gone, as well as some fictitious rivers. However, Vigiti Magna and Monomotapa still appear. The fort in Table Bay is depicted as well as Hout Bay. The large (uncolored) pictorial cartouche is nearly identical to an earlier may by Allard and depicts a native queen surrounded by indigenous animals and the riches of the land. Ref: Norwich #75. A bit of browning and old repair on lower centerfold, else every good.


Condition: B

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $650

Closed on 10/2/1999