Auction 97, Lot 456

"L'Afrique Suivant les Nouvelles Observations", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Africa

Period: 1748 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Faint shadow along centerfold, still very good.

Estimate: $240 - $275

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/5/2001

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