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Africa, 1778

Maps and Art

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Africa, 1778
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Africa, 1778

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Antique; 18th century
Very Good; fold as issued, small stain upper center
Country of Origin:
ink and watercolor on paper
24" L x 0.1" W x 18" H

Why We Love This

Copper engraving of the northern half of continental Africa by French royal cartographer Vaugondy from 1778. Shows African tribes, possible source of Nile and other unexplored areas. Original hand coloring and ornate title cartouche. Displayed on a white mat with a gold border and fits a standard-size frame. Archival plastic sleeve and Certificate of Authenticity included. Artwork, 17"L x 11.5"H; mat, 24"L x 18"H.
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About Maps and Art

David & Natasha Deighton's fine art gallery, MAPSandART, specializes in original antique maps, antique prints and works of art on paper, no reproductions. A husband and wife team, we started Antique Maps and Works on Paper Ltd. after moving from Paris, France. The collection contains more than 100,000 works on paper, one of the most extensive of its kind. We personally select our pieces during frequent trips to Europe and across the U.S., providing distinct one-of-a-kind art for over 14 years.