Auction 127, Lot 765

"Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, describebat Abrah: Ortelius", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1642 (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. Dutch text on verso.

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Condition: B+

Slight color bleed through on verso and some show through of the text.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Unsold

Closed on 2/25/2009

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