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Auction 124, Lot 690

"In Notitiam Ecclesiasticam Africae Tabula Geographica", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Northern Africa & Western Mediterranean

Period: 1700 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel

Color: Hand Color

25.5 x 19.3 inches
64.8 x 49 cm
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This boldly engraved map focuses on the regions controlled by the Moors in northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula in the latter part of the medieval period. The map displays good detail along the north African coast from Morocco to Libya. It also covers the western Mediterranean with the islands of Sardinia, Corsica, and the Balearics. Three decorative cartouches complete the composition. This is the rarely seen issue engraved by Joan Baptiste Liebaux - not the more common Covens & Mortier edition.


Condition: A

Excellent impression on a sheet with a very faint water spot at top.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/7/2008