"Royaume et Desert de Barca, et l'Aegypte divisee en ses Principales Parties", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Northern Africa
Period: 1683 (published)
Publication: Geographische Historiche Beschryvingh der vier bekend Werelds-Deelen…
Color: Hand Color
10.8 x 6.5 inches
27.4 x 16.5 cm
This attractive map, covering northern Africa from Tripoli to the Red Sea, is from a Dutch edition of Sanson's pocket atlas. The topography is mostly spurious with numerous mountain ranges and oases prominently located. The map is embellished with a bold title cartouche festooned with fruit symbolizing the fertility of the Nile valley. Engraved by A. d'Winter.
Lightly toned, mostly in the margins.