Auction 122, Lot 787

"Barbaria", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1631 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.4 x 5.6 inches
18.8 x 14.2 cm

Charming map of the whole of North Africa and the famed Barbary coast. Two large insets at bottom: Carthaginensis Sinus with the city of Tunis; and a map of the Nile Delta. The map is richly engraved with place names, mountains, and numerous spurious lakes in the Sahara Desert. The map is adorned with strapwork title and scale cartouches. German text on verso.

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Condition: A

Nice impression and attractive color with a little show through of the text on the verso.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/5/2007

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