Auction 139, Lot 685

"Barbaria", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 6.3 inches
20.3 x 16 cm

Charming map of the whole of North Africa and the famed Barbary coast. Two large insets at bottom; Carthaginensis Sinus with the city of Tunis, and a map of the Nile Delta. Richly engraved with place names, mountains, and numerous spurious lakes in the Sahara Desert. The map is adorned with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Lightly toned with marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/15/2012