Auction 117, Lot 809

"Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Africa - Northwestern

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 10.5 inches
35.6 x 26.7 cm

Decorative map of Morocco based on Blaeu's map of the same title. It is oriented with north on the right and includes the Strait of Gibraltar. The sea is filled with several different types of ships and the title cartouche is beautifully rendered with a merchant, warrior, camel, oxen and cherubs.

References:

Condition: B

Wonderful old color. Light, scattered foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/6/2006

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