Auction 112, Lot 372

"[Europe and Africa]", Camocio, Giovanni Francesco

Subject: Europe and Africa

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: Isole Famose, Porti, Fortezze, e Terre Maritime.

Color: Black & White

7.8 x 6.8 inches
19.8 x 17.3 cm

This unusual map is from a rare 16th century Italian atlas of the 'Lafreri-School.' The majority of maps from this atlas illustrate the Siege of Vienna in 1566 and the theatre of war in the Mediterranean between Venice and the Turkish Empire from 1570-1573. This one however, presents a broader picture of all of Europe and Africa and even includes a bit of Labrador, labeled Terra de Bacalos (land of codfish). The decorative title cartouche is blank. It is likely this map also appeared in other composite atlases, as was the custom during this period.


Condition: B

Couple of faint spots in map. Tiny hole in top blank margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,700

Closed on 9/28/2005