"Barbaria Biledulgerid o Libye et Pars Nigritarum Terra", Dapper, Olivier
Subject: Africa - Northern
Period: 1670 (circa)
Publication: Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche
Color: Hand Color
12.7 x 10.2 inches
32.3 x 25.9 cm
Fine decorative map of the famed Barbary coast extends from Morocco to Libya and includes parts of Sicily, Greece and Crete. Richly engraved with place names, mountains, and numerous imaginary lakes in the Sahara Desert, the map is adorned with lions, elephants and ostriches in the interior, ships in the sea, and a title cartouche surrounded by merchants, sailors and slaves.
Old paper repair on bottom fold, not affecting map.