Charte von Africa.
$91 / ≈ €79
Estimate: $100 - $200
Bidder pays on top of the hammer price:
As was then common, the vast interior is largely unexplored; however, the known lands of North Africa, Egypt, Southern Africa, the Congo etc., are quite accurately depicted.
Various areas of the continent are colored differently. Across the continent's center are the mythical 'Mountains of the Moon,' first populated by Ptolemy.
The lower left portion of the map has a title in German and a small explanation box; next to this is a series of differing mileage scales.
This is a lovely map showing Africa as it was, just prior to the wave of European exploration into its unique and vast interior.
With soft wash coloring.
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