Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 861

"Barbaria", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.6 inches
18.5 x 14.2 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.


Condition: A

Minor damp stain in blank margin.

Estimate: $160 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/6/2007