Auction 93, Lot 350

"North Western Africa", Arrowsmith, John

Subject: North Western Africa

Period: 1834 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.2 x 18.7 inches
58.9 x 47.5 cm

Scarce map covering the region from western Egypt to the "Bight of Biafra" off present day Cameroon. The map provides an excellent view of the known regions (primarily along the coasts and rivers). The interiors are crossed by the trade routes, and these are marked with dotted lines where questionable. The Arrowsmith family produced some of the best charts of Africa in the early 19th century.


Condition: A

Dissected and linen backed folding map, with most of satin ribbon missing, else extremely fine.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/6/2000