West Africa Guinea Nigeria Sahara Desert Negro Land 1713 Moll miniature mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
A Map of Zaara, Negroe-Land, Guinea &c.;
(Africa, West Africa, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Benin River, Sahara Desert, Nigeria).
Issued 1713, London by H. Moll.
Charming early 18th century engraved miniature map with beautiful hand color.
In large bold letters is "The Land of the Negro" across the interior, with a giant lake cutting across the Sahara desert. Inset of Cape Verde islands lower left.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Original center fold as issued.
Sheet measures c. 8" H x 9 3/4" W.
Engraved area measures c. 5 3/4" H x 7 5/8" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3.