Auction 115, Lot 736

"Barbaria", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.8 x 5.5 inches
19.8 x 14 cm

This charming map describes the whole of North Africa and the famed Barbary coast. Two large insets are at bottom; Carthaginensis Sinus with the city of Tunis, and a map of the Nile Delta. Each is densely engraved with place names, mountains, and numerous spurious lakes in the Sahara Desert. Strapwork title and scale cartouches decorate the map. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B

Bit of light foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $160 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/21/2006

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