Auction 126, Lot 754

"Barbaria", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7 x 5.5 inches
17.8 x 14 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. Richly engraved with place names, mountains, and numerous spurious lakes in the Sahara Desert. Strapwork title and scale cartouches. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Some minor spots and printer's creases in the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/3/2008