Auction 136, Lot 739

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

Subject: Africa - Northwestern

Period: 1655 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 15.4 inches
52.1 x 39.1 cm

This is a handsome map of today's Morocco and most of Algeria. It 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 and is embellished with a large decorative title cartouche. A nice example of Sanson's cartography, engraved by Jean Somer.


Condition: B+

Some creasing, chipping and repairs in blank margins with a couple faint spots in map.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/1/2011