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L'AFRIQUE

Price:  $750.00

Item #:  4232

Cartographer:  DE FER, Nicholas

Publication Date:  1705

Condition:  Fine

Size:  9" x 12-1/4"

Striking copper plate engraved map of all of Africa. Wonderful blend of known, conjectured, and mythical features. Thickened west coast, Monomotapa in the south. Source of the Nile is close to correct, with text concerning origin, but the original and mythical two lakes remain. Several odd islands depicted, including the second, mythical island of St. Helens. Two decorative cartouches, compass rose. Separate text page included. Fine dark impression on fine paper with full margins. Light age toning.  Published in Paris.
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