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Auction 95, Lot 336

"L'Afrique divisee en ses Principaux Etats", Janvier, Jean

Subject: Africa

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Moderne

Color: Hand Color

17.2 x 11.8 inches
43.7 x 30 cm
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Handsome copper engraved map of the continent showing the extent of knowledge in the mid 18th century. While mostly accurate, it does have remnants of fantasy such of the twin lake source of the Nile in the 'Mts de la Lune' which in this depiction is quite a bit north of the Equator. 'C. de Bonne Esperance' and 'Stellembos Pic' are the only settlements marked in southern Africa, which is occupied by the Hottentot tribes. The pictorial title cartouche features pine trees, a leopard and a crocodile.

References: Norwich #104.

Condition: A

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/13/2001