Auction 136, Lot 737

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

Subject: Africa - Northwestern

Period: 1636 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 15.3 inches
50.8 x 38.9 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. German text on verso.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/1/2011

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