"Fessae Regnum", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Northwestern Africa
Period: 1607 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
8 x 6.5 inches
20.3 x 16.5 cm
This charming small map of Morocco and Algeria extends south to Beninia and Nussini and includes the southern tip of Spain and the Strait of Gibraltar. A bold strapwork title cartouche and an intricate sailing ship embellish the map. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.
Light toning and marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins. Trimmed close to neatline at top, but still ample room for framing.