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Auction 102, Lot 424

"Tabula transitus Gibraltaris cum Portibus Hispanicis usqu Malagam", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Mediterranean - Strait of Gibraltar

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.9 x 10.2 inches
35.3 x 25.9 cm

A very unusual sea chart of the Strait of Gibraltar showing the forts and anchorages. The chart is oriented with a decorative compass rose and rhumb lines and decorated with floral cartouches surrounding both title and distance scales.


Condition: A

One tiny spot and two wormholes, still very good.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $160

Closed on 3/5/2003