Auction 98, Lot 394

"Afrique. Par le Sr. Sanson d'Abbeville, Geographe du Roy", Sanson

Subject: Africa

Period: 1715 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10.7 x 7.8 inches
27.2 x 19.8 cm

Copper engraved map of Africa that includes Arabia and the Canary and Cape Verde Islands as well as several other Atlantic islands and the coastline of Brazil. Also includes Madagascar and many islands in the Indian Ocean. Reissue of an earlier map with more detail in the interior, much of it still spurious. Cartouche in wreath style. Engraved by A. d' Winter.


Condition: A

Lightly toned with an insignificant tiny spot in the Atlantic.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $170

Closed on 3/6/2002