Original Hand Color 1819 Lapie Map AFRICA Afrique Engraved Large-Format Blondeau
Beautiful antique copperplate engraved 1819 map of Africa in original hand color, with decorative swash title. The image area measures a generous 50 x 74 cm [19½" x 29¼"], and the map is titled Afrique Dédiée et Présentée au Roi par très-humble, très-obeissant, très dévoué et fidèle sujet Lapie. The wording below the title reads: "Gravée par Blondeau, graveur de Roi et premier graveur de la Dépot de la Guerre; ecrit par Rameau, " Chez Basset, Rue Saint-Jacques, Paris. There is a distance scale in the lower corner, longitude is measured from Paris, and there are hundreds of place names. A large part of the interior is labeled "inconnue aux Européens" (unknown to Europeans). The map is in very good condition, with a bold, crisp impression, a faint spot near the left edge, a vertical center fold, as issued, and no rips or tears. It is printed on a heavy paper and is blank on the back, with no printing on the reverse side. There is a blind stamp near the title: Chez Picquet quai de Conti. Please see the scans and feel free to ask any questions.
This is an original , authentic antique map, not a reproduction or modern reprint, and it is fully guaranteed to be genuine. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Original Hand Color 1819 Lapie Map AFRICA Afrique Engraved Large-Format Blondeau" is in sale since Tuesday, November 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".
The seller is "new_world_maps" and is located in Lake Worth, Florida. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Type: Political Map
- Date Range: 1800-1899
- Year: 1819
- Cartographer/Publisher: Lapie
- Format: Atlas Map
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Language: French
- Continent: Africa