"L'Afrique Suivant les Nouvelles Observations", Le Rouge, George Louis
Period: 1748 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
11.2 x 8.6 inches
28.4 x 21.8 cm
Uncommon small map of the continent largely based on the work of Johann Matthias Haas. The prime meridian goes through Ferro Island. Political divisions by tribal names. Lake Malawi is shown with a string of central islands. Decorative cartouche with a mounted horseman and several elephants.
Faint shadow along centerfold, still very good.