Catalog Archive
Auction 135, Lot 697

"Estats et Royaumes de Fez et Maroc; Darha et Segelmesse; tires de Sanute de Marmol &c", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1655 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 15.6 inches
52.8 x 39.6 cm

Very finely engraved map covers today's Morocco and most of Algeria. Extends to include southern Spain and the Strait of Gibraltar. The map is filled with details including mountains, many rivers and dozens of place names. Embellished with a large decorative title cartouche. A nice example of Sanson's cartography and engraving.


Condition: A

A few light spots or marks in the map, otherwise fine. A light water stain along lower margin and a small amount of foxing in right margin. On thick hand laid paper with an enormous crown-style watermark.

Estimate: $200 - $300


Closed on 2/16/2011