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Auction 90, Lot 298

"Africae Accurata Tabula ex officina Nic. Visscher",

Subject: Africa

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 17 inches
54.6 x 43.2 cm
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A beautiful map of the continent filled with details typical of the late 17th Century. The Nile appears according to the ancient pattern, arising from the two lakes of Zaire and Zafflan. The interior is decorated with elephants, ostriches, monkeys, lions and rhinoceros, and eleven small ships sail in the sea. The title cartouche is flanked by natives and angels and in the lower left is a dedication cartouche with the coat of arms of Gerardo Schaep. Ref: Norwich #55. Very light offsetting else fine. Map has been professionally backed with Japanese tissue and the color appears to have been restored. $1,200 RESERVE.


Condition: A

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 3/15/2000