Auction 136, Lot 736

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

Subject: Africa - Northern

Period: 1657 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 14.5 inches
51.6 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 and a large text block enclosed in a strapwork cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Phillips (A) #5944, Vol. 6 #16.

Condition: A

A few minor tears in the blank margin, else fine.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/1/2011