Auction 106, Lot 525

"Barbaria", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.4 x 13.7 inches
46.7 x 34.8 cm

Handsome map of the Mediterranean coast of Africa, home to the infamous Barbary pirates. The top map shows the entire coast and much of the Mediterranean. The map in the lower right features the Delta of the Nile River, and shows settlements and other details including the pyramids. The map in the lower left features what is present-day Tunisia with the ancient city and fort of Carthage. Nicely decorated with strapwork cartouches and a large oared ship. Dutch text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

Original color with a couple of insignificant small spots, still very good.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/3/2004

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