Auction 95, Lot 335

"Africa iuxta Navigationes et Observationes Recentissimas Aucta, Correcta et in sua Regna et Status Divisa in Lucem Edita…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Africa

Period: 1728 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
57.2 x 49.5 cm

Superb impression of this very graphic map of the continent with a large pictorial title cartouche (uncolored) containing native figures, animals, the pyramids and a fierce dragon. The cartography of the central and southern regions are mostly fictitious and filled with erroneous detail. The Nile is shown originating considerably south of 'Zaire Lacus', and the Abyssinian province of Amhara is shown in the kingdom of Monomotapa.

References: Norwich #80.

Condition: A

Remnants of paper hinges on verso, minor printer's crease, overall fine.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,400

Sold for: $950

Closed on 6/13/2001

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