Auction 139, Lot 687

"The East Prospect of Mequinez",

Subject: Meknes, Morocco

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Several voyages to Barbary…

Color: Hand Color

31 x 6.3 inches
78.7 x 16 cm

This panoramic view of Meknes includes a key identifying numerous locations. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail until 1727. A key identifies important sites with in the city, including the huge prison that was built by the sultan to house thousands of Christian slaves, many of which had been captured by the Barbary pirates. At bottom is a dedication to the honorable Charles Stewart, Esquire. Engraved by Peter Fourdrinier. On two sheets, joined.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper with faint foxing. There is a tear that enters 3" into blank area of image at top that has been professionally repaired, and remnants of cello tape in top blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/15/2012