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Auction 138, Lot 699

"In Notitiam Ecclesiasticam Africae Tabula Geographica…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Northern Africa & Western Mediterranean

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21 x 15.5 inches
53.3 x 39.4 cm

This boldly engraved map focuses on the regions controlled by the Moors in northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula in the latter part of the Medieval Period. The map displays good detail along the north African coast from Morocco to Libya. It also covers the western Mediterranean with the islands of Sardinia, Corsica, and the Balearics. Sicily features a smoking Mount Aetna. Three decorative cartouches and a compass rose complete the composition.

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Condition: B+

Wide margins with original outline color, faint offsetting and light toning along centerfold. There is a minute hole in northern Spain due to a paper flaw.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/7/2011

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