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Lot 319: MAP, Mozambique, Mortier

Est: $400 USD - $475 USDPassed
Old World AuctionsMarch 12, 2024Richmond, VA, US

Item Overview

Description

Mozambique. Pierre Mortier, Carte Particuliere des Costes de l'Afrique qui Comprend le Pays de Cafres &c..., from Neptune Francois, 1700 (circa). Hand Color. This boldly engraved sea chart traces the coast of Mozambique from the town of Mozambique to south of Maputo Bay. There is little information inland, but small coastal islands, settlements, bays, and the mouths of rivers are identified along the coast. An inset at top right depicts a plan view of Sofala and the island of Inhancato. Founded by Swahili merchants during the medieval era, Sofala was one of the oldest harbors in Southern Africa and was once the primary port for the Kingdom of Mwenemutap. The once-thriving city was superseded by modern Beira in the late 19th century and has since been largely lost to the rising sea. The chart is crisscrossed with rhumblines, and two ornate compass roses orient the north to the right. Three distance scales appear in the title cartouche. A large and very striking chart printed on two joined sheets.

LITERATURE: Norwich #263.

Dimensions

32.1" W x 22.3" H

Artist or Maker

Date

1700 (circa)

Condition Report

A sharp impression with contemporary color on sturdy paper. There is light soiling, minor foxing and offsetting, and a hint of toning along the joint. Grade: B+

Literature

Norwich #263.

Payment & Shipping

Payment

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Shipping

Packaging, shipping and insurance is extra and will be added to the invoice. Unless specific instructions are received, Old World Auctions will determine the best method of packaging and shipment.

Successful overseas bidders shall provide specific shipping and customs instructions when completing their invoice, including specific customs declarations, for any deliveries outside of the United States. You are solely responsible for, and agree to pay all local fees including, but not limited to, duty and customs charges, and brokerage fees. These fees are not collected by Old World Auctions and are in addition to the amounts on your invoice.

Auction Details

Antique Maps, Charts, Atlases, Engravings & Books

by
Old World Auctions
March 12, 2024, 03:00 PM EST

3850 Gaskins Road Suite 220, Richmond, VA, 23233, US

Terms

Buyer's Premium

20.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
$0$49$1
$50$99$5
$100$249$10
$250$499$25
$500$999$50
$1,000$2,499$100
$2,500$4,999$250
$5,000+$500

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Packaging, shipping and insurance is extra and will be added to the invoice. Unless specific instructions are received, Old World Auctions will determine the best method of packaging and shipment.

Successful overseas bidders shall provide specific shipping and customs instructions when completing their invoice, including specific customs declarations, for any deliveries outside of the United States. You are solely responsible for, and agree to pay all local fees including, but not limited to, duty and customs charges, and brokerage fees. These fees are not collected by Old World Auctions and are in addition to the amounts on your invoice.

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