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Auction 115, Lot 735

"Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, describebat Abrah: Ortelius", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 15.3 inches
50.8 x 38.9 cm

Highly decorative map of Morocco oriented with north on the right and including the Strait of Gibraltar. Based on the cartography of Abraham Ortelius who is credited in the cartouche. The map is oriented with west at top. The Atlantic is filled with five sailing ships, including two engaged in battle. Two dancing satyrs brandishing their javelins flank the large title cartouche. French text on verso.


Condition: A

Lovely original color and impression. Faint damp stains and minor repairs in blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/21/2006