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Auction 100, Lot 444

"Africae magna pars ad issustrationem Historiae Ecclesiasticae imprimis faciens…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1734 (circa)

Publication: Grosser Atlas Worinnen Enthalten…

Color: Hand Color

23 x 19.5 inches
58.4 x 49.5 cm

Despite the title, this map covers the entire western Mediterranean with emphasis on northwest Africa from Morocco to Tripoli. The entire bottom part of the map is filled with a huge title cartouche representing the spread of Christianity into the Dark Continent.

References: Phillips (A) #583.

Condition: B

Crisp impression and lovely color. Repair on centerfold including a couple of letters of neat facsimile in the title cartouche. Tear in top margin, just reaching neatline.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/12/2002