"Fessae et Marocchi Regna", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Northwestern Africa
Period: 1615 (circa)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas…
Color: Hand Color
19 x 14 inches
48.3 x 35.6 cm
This is one of the most decorative maps of the important kingdoms of Fez and Morocco. A large inset titled Penon de Velez shows the Spanish fort off the Barbary Coast. The map extends into the Atlantic to include the Canary Islands and Madeira. It is richly engraved and embellished with three strapwork cartouches and the sea is filled with ships and a sea monster. French text on verso.
Nice impression with faint toning along centerfold. A tear and fold separation in the blank margins have been closed with archival tape.