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Auction 125, Lot 828

"Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1646 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 10 inches
33 x 25.4 cm

This is a small version of Blaeu's 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.


Condition: B+

There is a small, minor stain to the left of the cartouche, else very good.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/24/2008