Auction 95, Lot 334

"L'Afrique Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Mess.rs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, etc.", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Africa

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.7 x 8.7 inches
29.7 x 22.1 cm

Nice map of the continent including the Atlantic islands and just a bit of Brazil. The Nile river is depicted originating in two small lakes named 'Damot and Dambea'. There is considerable detail throughout with several notations. Crisply engraved with a compass rose and a title cartouche featuring elephants, an ostrich and a man wrestling a crocodile.

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Condition: A

Strong early impression.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/13/2001

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