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Auction 100, Lot 441

"Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, describebat Abrah: Ortelius", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15 inches
49.8 x 38.1 cm

Highly decorative map of Morocco oriented with north on the right. Five sailing ships, including two engaged in battle. Two dancing devil-like creatures flank the large title cartouche. French text on verso.


Condition: B

Overall fine with lovely original color. Some children's scribbling in right margin, with a few light marks in the map at right. Professional repair on marginal fold separation.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/12/2002