Auction 123, Lot 765

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

Subject: Morocco

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 15.3 inches
50.8 x 38.9 cm

Highly decorative map of Morocco oriented with north on the right and including the Strait of Gibraltar. It 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. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

A strong sheet with a good impression and lovely original color. The centerfold has some very faint toning and a soft crease, still very good.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/20/2008

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