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Auction 118, Lot 866

"Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, describebat Abrah: Ortelius", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
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Highly decorative map of Morocco oriented with north on the right and including the Strait of Gibraltar. This map is based on the cartography of Abraham Ortelius who is credited in the cartouche. The Atlantic is filled with five sailing ships, including two engaged in battle. Two dancing satyrs brandishing their javelins flank the large title cartouche. French text on verso.

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Condition: B

Original color with a little, typical oxidation. Couple spots of foxing, mostly confined to the blank margins, else very good.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/6/2007

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