Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 865

"Carte de la Barbarie contenant les Royaumes de Maroc, de Fez d'Alger, de Tunis et de Tripoli, Avec les Deserts..", Robert de Vaugondy/Santini

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1775 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 18 inches
54.6 x 45.7 cm

A classically detailed and hard to find Italian edition of de Vaugondy's map of North Africa. The map covers the region from the Sahara to the southern reaches of Portugal, Spain and Italy. Done in original outline color, this example features a beautiful, uncolored decorative cartouche, three distance scales and numerous place names. Excellent detail of coastal features, interior left mostly blank but with several comments in French.


Condition: B

Nice impression on very heavy paper with full margins. A hint of toning along centerfold, and some damp staining in upper margin just reaching into image along centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $95

Closed on 3/6/2007