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[Africa] De Fer, L'Afrique... Paris, 1717. 9 x 12. Outline color. Lightly age-toned. Printer's smudge lower right margin, else VG. Sold

With text leaf, commentary engraved on a "drape" measuring 5" x 7." Includes imaginary Saxenburg Island in the south Atlantic, captions about early voyages around the Cape of Good Hope, possible source of the Nile (referred to as the "Father of Waters"). Identifies the Ile de Fer as the place where France reckons the prime meridian.

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