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Auction 128, Lot 871

"Barbaria", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.6 inches
19.1 x 14.2 cm
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Charming map of the whole of North Africa and the famed Barbary coast. There are two large insets at bottom: Carthaginensis Sinus with the city of Tunis, and a map of the Nile Delta. The map is richly engraved with place names, mountains, and numerous spurious lakes in the Sahara Desert. The map is adorned with strapwork title and scale cartouches. French text on verso


Condition: A

Faint damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/20/2009