Auction 137, Lot 796

"Nieuwe Pascaart voor een Gedeelte van de Zeekusten van Barbaria Beginnende van C: Rusato tot Alexandria als Mede t' Meeste Gedeelte van t' Eylandt Candia", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1682 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19.8 inches
57.2 x 50.3 cm

Interesting sea chart of portions of the Libyan and Egyptian coasts from Cap Rusato (Darnah) to Alexandria. It is embellished with rhumb lines throughout and is oriented with north and the Mediterranean at the bottom. Decorated with two compass roses, a sailing ship and a galley ship. A large title cartouche, surmounted by figures and the coat of arms of the Barbary Corsairs, dominates the upper-right quadrant.

References:

Condition: B+

Some light soiling and offsetting, with a couple of minute holes in blank area of map image.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2011

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