Auction 89, Lot 252

"Africa justa navigationes et observat:…",

Subject: Africa

Period: 1744 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 7.7 inches
25.4 x 19.6 cm

Handsome map displaying Seutter's strong engraving style. The map is packed with detail, much of it fictitious. The Nile is shown not only originating in twin lakes, but also continuing further south nearly to the tip of the continent. The large, uncolored cartouche is beautifully engraved and surrounded by natives and exotic animals including a large winged dragon. Attractive original color. One small printer's crease, else very fine.

References:

Condition: A+

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/8/1999

Archived