Catalog Archive
Auction 115, Lot 738

"Het Noordelykste deel van Afrika, behelzende Barbarie, Egypte enz. Als mede de geheele Middellandschee Zee…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Northern Africa and Mediterranean

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

Color: Black & White

24.5 x 12.8 inches
62.2 x 32.5 cm

This is a finely engraved copper plate map of the Mediterranean and North Africa. Details are largely devoted to Egypt and the Barbary Coast with some detail in southern Europe. Title in block-style cartouche. Isaac Tirion was a successful bookseller in Amsterdam who produced many maps, usually based on the work of Delisle. This map, however, was based on the work of D'Anville.


Condition: B

Dark, crisp impression on a full sheet with original margins. Issued folding with binding trim at right margin, well away from neatline. Some toning or foxing along two fold lines, else very good.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/21/2006