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Auction 94, Lot 387

"Africae in Tabula Geographica Delineatio", Zurner, Adam Friedrich

Subject: Africa

Period: 1709 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 19.8 inches
58.4 x 50.3 cm
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This very uncommon map was drawn by Zurner and published by Pieter Schenk. Cartographically, it is an updated version of Schenk's earlier map, which in turn was based on Visscher. The impressive cartouche is entirely original and features an African queen riding a massive elephant, a fat-tailed sheep, a snarling lion, a snake, and a huge crocodile. In the background are two pyramids and in the middle distance a group of natives, one milking a cow.

References: Norwich #66.

Condition: A

Beautiful original color, with cartouche uncolored. One small spot in margin and archival tape repair on bottom fold.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 3/7/2001