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Nicolas Sanson:  Africa Vetus… 1650

Maps of Africa


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Title: Africa Vetus… 1650

Map Maker: Nicolas Sanson

Place / Date: Paris / 1650

Coloring: Outline hand-color

Size: 15.5 x 21 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $495.00

Inventory ID: 50497


Description:

Striking example of Sanson's map of ancient Africa, with a wonderful cartouche adorned with eagles.

The map is richly engraved and highly detailed, with nice detail in the interior, including a remarkable (and highly inaccurate) treatment of the source of the Nile.

The collector should note that this map is quite different from the later Sansons & Mariette Africa Vetus, which can be seen here: http://www.raremaps.com/gallery/detail/36324


Condition Description: Old outline hand-color.


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Maps of Africa