Auction 110, Lot 651

"Statuum Marocca Norum, Regnorum nempe Fessani, Maroccani, Tafiletani et Segelomessani Secundum suas Provincias accurate divisorum, Typus generalis novus", Homann, Johann Christoph

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1728 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm

Large and very graphic map by the preeminent German cartographer of the 18th century. The map itself is very detailed showing the domains of desert tribes by means of little tent cities. It extends to include the Canary Islands and includes an inset of Madeira. In the upper left is a large pictorial cartouche with merchants, soldiers, wild animals, a view of Tanger and a sea battle. Below the map are two panoramic city views of Morocco (Marrakech) and Mequinetz (Meknes).


Condition: A

Tissue reinforced centerfold.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $475

Closed on 3/2/2005