Auction 114, Lot 650

"Barbaria", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 7.4 inches
25.4 x 18.8 cm

Charming small map of the Mediterranean coast of Africa, home to the infamous Barbary pirates. The top map shows the entire coast and much of the Mediterranean. The map in the lower right features the Delta of the Nile River, and shows settlements and other details including the pyramids. The map in the lower left features what is present-day Tunisia with the ancient city and fort of Carthage.

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Condition: B

Worm tracks in bottom border have been repaired with a couple of lines of facsimile in the neatlines.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/1/2006

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