Auction 93, Lot 340

"Accuratissima Totius Africae Tabula in Lucem producta", Sandrart, Jacob von de

Subject: Africa

Period: 1700 (published)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

The pictorial title cartouche dominates this large map of the continent, which is a close copy of de Wit's map of 1680, with the same small vignettes of indigenous animals (including an elephant and a rhinoceros), and the Ptolemaic description of the Nile basin. The lively cartouche though is Sandrart's original and includes a variety of native peoples, animals, and reptiles. The map was engraved by J.B. Homann before he set up his own map publishing business.

References: Norwich #61.

Condition: A

Uncolored cartouche with a slightly weak impression. Backed with Japanese tissue to strengthen centerfold.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200

Sold for: $850

Closed on 12/6/2000