Auction 122, Lot 791

"[Lot of 2] Fessae Regnum [and] Marocchi Regnum", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1634 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.7 inches
19.1 x 14.5 cm

A very attractive pair of maps from the revised edition of the pocket Mercator atlas. Latin text on versos.
1) Fessae Regnum is a charming small map of the northwest tip of Africa with Fez showing as the principal city. Decorative title and distance scale cartouches.
2) Marocchi Regnum is a very attractive small map of Morocco decorated with two strapwork cartouches and flourishing calligraphy. Mountains, cities and forests fill the land. The capital city of Marruecos (Marrakech) is prominently shown. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/5/2007

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