Auction 113, Lot 772

"Barbaria", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.6 inches
19.1 x 14.2 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. French text on verso

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Condition: A

Light damp stain in blank margin.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/7/2005

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