Auction 137, Lot 801

"Statuum Marocca Norum, Regnorum nempe Fessani, Maroccani, Tafiletani et Segelomessani Secundum suas Provincias accurate divisorum, Typus generalis novus", Homann, Johann Christoph

Subject: Morocco

Period: 1728 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm

Large and very graphic map showing the domains of desert tribes by means of little tent cities. It extends to include the Canary Islands and an inset of Madeira. In the upper left is a large pictorial cartouche with merchants, soldiers, wild animals, a view of Tanger and a sea battle. Below the map are two panoramic city views of Morocco (Marrakech) and Mequinetz (Meknes).

References:

Condition: B+

Old color on watermarked paper, with a light crease in blank area of map image. Top margin trimmed nearly to neatline, apparently as issued.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/14/2011

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