Auction 96, Lot 446

"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

22.5 x 19.5 inches
57.2 x 49.5 cm

Very graphic map of the continent with a large pictorial title cartouche containing native figures, animals, the pyramids and a fierce dragon. The cartography of the central and southern regions is 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: B

Very fine sharp impression with fine original color, uncolored cartouche. A little minor soil and a couple of expert repairs, overall very nice.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/12/2001