Auction 115, Lot 737

"Barbaria Biledulgerid o Libye et Pars Nigritarum Terra", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication: Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Old paper repair on bottom fold, not affecting map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/21/2006

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