Auction 139, Lot 689

"Estats et Royaumes de Fez et Maroc; Darha et Segelmesse; tires de Sanuto de Marmol &c.", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1655 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 15.5 inches
52.1 x 39.4 cm

This is a handsome map of today's Morocco and most of Algeria. It extends to include the southern tip of Spain and the Strait of Gibraltar. The map is filled with details including mountains, many rivers and dozens of place names and is embellished with a large decorative title cartouche. A nice example of Sanson's cartography, engraved by Jean Somer.


Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with light toning along centerfold and a couple of printer's creases alongside centerfold.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/15/2012