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Auction 91, Lot 330

"L'Afrique Dressee Selon les derniere Relat. Et Suivenat les Nouvelles descouvertes don’t les Points Principauz Sont placez sur les Observations de Mrs. De l'Academie Royale des Sciences",

Subject: Africa

Period: 1717 (dated)


Color: Black & White

12.5 x 9 inches
31.8 x 22.9 cm

Interesting depiction of the continent with a thickened west coast between the Cape and the Congo. Unusual islands appear in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans including the mythical second island of St. Helena. Monomotapa is shown in the south, and in Central Africa there is a paragraph concerning the origin of the Nile. Two decorative cartouches. Ref: Norwich #64. Folding as issued and trimmed close along one side for binding. Light impression with a short binding tear with a slight stain from the old repair..


Condition: B

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/14/2000