Auction 88, Lot 320

"l'Afrique Suivant les Nouvelles Observations…",

Subject: Africa

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.7 x 8.7 inches
29.7 x 22.1 cm

Attractive map of the continent, including the Atlantic islands and just a bit of Brazil. The Nile river is depicted originating is small lakes named "Damot and Dambea". 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. Long tear extending from left margin to fold, professionally repaired and now nearly invisible.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $275

Closed on 10/2/1999

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