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Auction 109, Lot 676

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

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1652 (circa)

Publication: Accuratissima orbis antiqui delineatio

Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 14.6 inches
52.1 x 37.1 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.


Condition: A

Faint spots in wide margins with a couple of tiny repaired tears, else very fine.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/1/2004