Auction 97, Lot 461

"Africa", Tanner, Henry Schenck

Subject: Africa

Period: 1834 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15 x 12.1 inches
38.1 x 30.7 cm

Handsome 19th century map colored to indicate the colonial possessions of Great Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Denmark and the United States. The map includes a large inset of Liberia and the city of Monrovia. This inset clearly reveals the extent of this 'American Colony', which was designed to repatriate slaves. In the south the Cape Colony is named, but with very sparse geographical information.

References: Norwich #135

Condition: A

Minor oxidation of original color.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/5/2001