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Lot 0164 Details

  • Title: Africæ Accurata Tabula. 17th century Visscher map of Africa
  • Map maker: Nicolas Visscher
  • Place and Year: Amsterdam, c. 1670
  • Dimensions: 43.5 x 54 cm (17¼ x 21¼ in)
  • Technique: Copperplate engraving
  • Coloring: Hand colored
  • Condition Rating: VG

    Striking map of Africa with details typical of the late 17th century. The Nile appears according to the ancient pattern, arising from the two lakes of Zaire and Zafflan. The interior is decorated with elephants, ostriches, monkeys, lions and rhinoceros, and eleven small ships sail in the sea.

    The title cartouche is flanked by natives and angels and in the lower left is a dedication cartouche with the coat of arms of Gerardo Schaep surrounded by Neptune and his entourage.

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  • Condition
    VG. Somewhat toned with some marginal chips and a lighter streak along centerfold.
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    Visscher: Antique Map of Africa, 1670

    Estimate $220 - $250Jan 02, 2018
    Starting Price $1
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    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
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