Auction 139, Lot 688

"Fessae Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Unsold

Closed on 2/15/2012

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