Offered by: Altea Gallery Ltd
35 Saint George Street London W1S 2FN , England Call Seller 44.207.491.0010


A scarce French map of Africa

$ 2,750
  • Description
    A scarce French map of Africa - DANET, Guillaume.
    L'Afrique Dressée Sur Les Relations & nouvelles decouvertes de differens Voyageurs Conformes aux observatio.ns Astronomiques.
    Paris: Louis Charles Desnos, 1760. Original colour. 49 x 72cm.
    A large and rare map of Africa, not listed in either Tooley or Norwich. It is decorated with a large allegorical cartouche featuring a female Europe and a male Africa, both holding manacles, representing the valuable slaves trade.

    The engraved border is filled with 4 armorials, European and Asian as well as African, interspersed with shells.
    Danet was the son-in-law and successor of De Fer, and republished many of his maps, but this item is apparently a new work, one of a series of World and Continents originally published 1729-32. The crack in the printing plate in the right border was present in the 1732 edition,
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: France
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Hand coloured engraving/ etching on paper
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1760
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 16496
    Incollect Reference #: 383155
  • Dimensions
    W. 28.35 in; H. 19.29 in;
    W. 72 cm; H. 49 cm;
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