Africa Sahara desert Bileduldgerid 1683 antique engraved hand color mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
(Northern Africa, Barbary, Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert, Beasts of Africa, Elephants, Ostriches, Winged Dragon)
Issued 1683, Paris, by Mallet
Fine and uncommon original antique engraved map, with lovely hand color.
Note the numerous charming animals depicted as well as the decorative title cartouche featuring two locals in native dress.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you. [note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.]
The map remains overall clean & sound, light signs of age typical to all old sheets of printed paper. The scan provided should capture the appearance better than words. Text on the back as issued.
Old maps often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, or other small minor flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A visual depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 8 1/8" H x 5 3/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 5 5/8" H x 3 7/8" W