Auction 111, Lot 676

"Barbaria", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.7 inches
19.1 x 14.5 cm

Charming map of the whole of North Africa and the famed Barbary coast. Two large insets at bottom: Carthaginensis Sinus with the city of Tunis; and a map of the Nile Delta. Richly engraved with place names, mountains, and numerous spurious lakes in the Sahara Desert. Strapwork title and scale cartouches. German text on verso.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/8/2005