Auction 135, Lot 696

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

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1636 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 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.

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Condition: A

Fine impression, original color and wide original margins. There is a short tear and a torn corner, both well away from the map.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/16/2011

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