Auction 128, Lot 885

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

Subject: Morocco

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 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. French text on verso.


Condition: A

Nice impression, lovely old color and sturdy paper with repaired fold separations in the wide margins.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $230

Closed on 5/20/2009