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Auction 88, Lot 340

"Partie Meridionale d'Afrique ou se trouvent la Basse Guiness, la Cafrerie, Monomotapa, les Monoenugi, le Zanguebar et l'Isle de Madagascar", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1715 (circa)


Color: Black & White

12.5 x 8.5 inches
31.8 x 21.6 cm
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Interesting map of the southern part of Africa and Madagascar. Among the numerous geographical errors is a large bulge of the southwest coastline. Notations describe the Portuguese discoveries of St. Helene, Tristan Island, and the Cape of Good Hope. Large title cartouche, to the left of which is a galleon, partly hidden by the cartouche and a comical-looking sea monster. Ref: Norwich #167. Nice crisp impression. The map has been trimmed, leaving 1" margins and backed with a large sheet of hand-laid paper.


Condition: A

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $230

Closed on 10/2/1999