Auction 97, Lot 480

"Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24 x 18.6 inches
61 x 47.2 cm

Like all of Delisle's works, this map is distinguished by his scientific approach to cartography. His work was the basis of most African maps of the 18th century. The map is filled with detail and comments concerning European trade, native kingdoms, and mineral wealth. Includes Madagascar and several islands in the Indian Ocean. Published by Covens & Mortier.

References: Tooley, Africa, p.72, plate 53.

Condition: A

Very clean and crisp. Tiny hole filled at center.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/5/2001