LOT 276 Est R500 to R1500 – De Fer, Nicolas (French 1646-1720) L’ Afrique Dressée Selon les dernieres Relat. Et Suivant les nouvelles decouvertes don’t les Points Principaux, Sont placez sur les observations de Mrs. De L’Academie Royale des Sciences Par N. de Fer, A Paris chez l Auteur dans I’Isle du Palais sur le Quay de l’Orloge a la Sphere Royale 1717.

Winning Bid: R4,000.00

Item condition: Used

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Early 18th century copper plate engraved & hand coloured map, third state (Third edition), from Nicolas de Fer’s L’Atlas Curieux ou le Monde, first published in 1705, the map depicts the continent of Africa with a curious bulge in the west coast between the Cape and the Congo, False Bay does not appear although Robben Island is noted. Unusual islands appear in both the Atlantic & Indian Oceans, including the ficttious second island of St Helena. Monotapa appears in the south, Ptolemy’s lakes of Zaire and Zaflan are depicted entirely divorced from the Nile. “Monomotapa” is shown in the south and at the Cape of Good Hope there is a description about the circumnavigation by Diaz in 1486. a cartouche on the lower left side with a dedication in French inscribed: Dedicé A Nosseigneurs Les Enfans de France Par leur tres humble et tres obeiss serviteur de Fer. Geog. de Monseigr. le Dauphin, the other cartouche in the lower right corner shows a lime klin .The scale is in French leagues (23 x 31.5cm) (Condition report: Foxing, minor tears, age wearing & creases evident) Reference: Norwich, O.I. Maps of Africa: An illustrated and annotated carto-bibliography, p.117, Map 64 illustrates an earlier edition of the map. Note: This map is being sold for the benefit of Die AHMP Oudleerlingbond

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Date Bid User Auto
2021-12-14 21:58R4,000.00hayden.mrh
2021-12-14 21:53R3,250.00juliansones2
2021-12-13 18:08R3,200.00hayden.mrh
2021-12-12 10:59R2,350.00juliansones2
2021-12-12 09:10R2,300.00hayden.mrh
2021-12-08 22:54R1,150.00juliansones2
2021-12-08 10:01R1,100.00hayden.mrh
2021-12-06 20:35R1,000.00juliansones2
2021-12-05 20:04R602.00f.oppenheimer
2021-12-05 10:40R500.00juliansones2
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