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Auction 94, Lot 403

"Aethiopia Inferior vel Exterior Monomotapa", Merian

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14.7 x 11.2 inches
37.3 x 28.4 cm
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Handsome map of the region south of the Congo derived from Blaeu and based on Portuguese exploration. The interior is filled with indigenous animals including monkeys and elephants and ships sails the sea. The large title cartouche is drawn on a bison hide held up by natives, with monkeys and turtles at their feet.


Condition: B

Minor toning on fold.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/7/2001