Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 675

"Barbaria", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 13.8 inches
47 x 35.1 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.


Condition: B

Good impression and fine original color. Old repair of a few worm holes and a 3" tear along bottom centerfold.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/1/2004