Auction 97, Lot 458

"Kaart van Afrika Door den Heer D'Anville", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Africa

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Land Atlas

Color: Hand Color

13.7 x 13.8 inches
34.8 x 35.1 cm

Attractive map of the continent with a small inset of Cape Verde Islands at top left. The map is based on D'Anville and includes a remarkable amount of detail including some gold and silver mines. Stellenbosch, Drakenstein and Waveren are located, as well as the rivers Berg, Olyphantin, Breede and Zonde End. Zimbabwe is labeled and a "Groote Waterval" is shown in the vicinity of Victoria Falls. The source of the Nile is shown both according to Paez and in two small lakes north of the Equator.

References: Norwich #96

Condition: A+

Very wide margins with just a bit of soil, map is very fine.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/5/2001