Auction 110, Lot 647

"Barbaria Biledulgerid o: Libye et pars Nigritarum Terra", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1670 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 10.5 inches
32.3 x 26.7 cm

Fine decorative map of the famed Barbary coast extending from Morocco to Libya. Includes much of the western Mediterranean with parts of Sicily, Greece and Crete. Richly engraved with place names, mountains, and numerous imaginary lakes in the Sahara Desert. Adorned with lions, elephants, and ostriches in the interior, ships in the sea, and a title cartouche surrounded by merchants, sailors and slaves.


Condition: A+

Repair of small split on lower centerfold, just past neatline, still fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 3/2/2005