Auction 106, Lot 526

"Africae Propriae Tabula. In qua, Punica Regna Vides, Tyrios, et Agenoris Urbem", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1657 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.3 x 14.5 inches
51.6 x 36.8 cm

Decorative map of the coastline covering present-day Tunisia and Libya. It is based on Ortelius' map of the same title, which in turn was based on Gastaldi's great map of Africa and the ancient texts of Diodorus, Siculus, Plinius, Virgilius, Appianus, Halicarnasseus, Athenaeus and Herodotus. The map extends to include Sicily and Malta. Richly embellished with a fine title cartouche and a large text block enclosed in a strapwork cartouche.

References: Phillips (A) #5944, Vol. 6 #16.

Condition: B

Good impression and coloring. A few scattered spots and a printer's crease at bottom left, else very good.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/3/2004

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