Auction 107, Lot 530

"Fessae et Marocchi Regna", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1615 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14 inches
48.3 x 35.6 cm

Richly embellished map of the important kingdoms of Fez and Morocco with a large inset titled "Penon de Velez" showing the Spanish fort off the Barbary Coast. The map extends into the Atlantic to include the Canary Islands and Madiera. Three strapwork cartouches complete the composition and the sea is filled with ships and a sea monster.


Condition: A

Lovely old color. Expert repairs in margins, not affecting map.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/9/2004