Carte d'Afrique divisée en ses principaux Etats / La Africa dividida segun lo dila de sus principales partes.. A rare and highly decorative 18th Century copper engraved map of Africa. It is surrounded with superb decoration, including an ornate rococo border with twenty vignettes describing various scenes from history and myth. Among them the first commercial contacts of Europeans with inhabitants of Guinea, the Siege of Tripoli, the foundation of Carthage, the defeat of Hannibal by Scipio Africanus and conquests by the Greeks, Romans, Vandals and Turks. Each has a short text in French and Spanish.Originally published in 1788, the present edition dates to circa 1784. Measures 970 x 1230 mm. Excellent condition, four sheets joined, backed on linen. A guaranteed genuine antique map.
The item "AFRICA STUNNING WALL MAP OF AFRICA BY CLOUET, CIRCA 1780" is in sale since Friday, February 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "sharp340" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.