Auction 97, Lot 475

"De Kusten van Guinea, door een Brandenburgs edelman, met twee Vorstelyke Fregatten besogt, in't Iaar 1682", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Western Africa

Period: 1707 (published)

Publication: Voorname Scheeps-Togt Van Jonckheer Otho Fridrich van der Greuben…

Color: Black & White

Size:
4.5 x 6.8 inches
11.4 x 17.3 cm

A fine map of western Africa featuring the Sahara Desert, the Niger River, the coast of Guinea, Congo and Angola. The large pictorial cartouche shows rescue and shipwreck off the coast of Guinea. The map is still bound into the book, which describes an important travel voyage, by a German Nobleman to Guinea with two Royal Warships in the year 1682. The book is further illustrated with six folding plates showing various customs of the natives including one of cannibalism.

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Condition: B

Map toned with a few minor tiny spots. Book lacking covers but all engravings are fine impressions.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/5/2001

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