Auction 133, Lot 661

"Africae Propriae Tabula. In qua, Punica Regna Vides, Tyrios, et Agenoris Urbem", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1655 (circa)


Color: Black & White

20 x 14.5 inches
50.8 x 36.8 cm

Decorative map of the coastline covering present-day Tunisia and Libya. It is based on Ortelius' map of the same title, which in turn was based on Gastaldi's great map of Africa and the ancient texts of Diodorus, Siculus, Plinius, Virgilius, Appianus, Halicarnasseus, Athenaeus and Herodotus. The map extends to include Sicily and Malta. Richly embellished with a fine title cartouche, a compass rose, and a large text block enclosed in a strapwork cartouche.


Condition: A

Fine impression and wide original margins. There is a short separation of the bottom fold and a manuscript brown ink page number, neither of which is near the map.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 9/1/2010