Auction 140, Lot 815

"Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, describebat Abrah: Ortelius", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1636 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 15.3 inches
50.3 x 38.9 cm

Highly decorative map of Morocco oriented with north on the right and including the Strait of Gibraltar. It is based on the cartography of Abraham Ortelius, who is credited in the cartouche. The Atlantic is filled with five sailing ships, including two engaged in battle. Two dancing satyrs brandishing their javelins flank the large title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B

Old color with wide margins, some light stains, and a few creases at left.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/23/2012

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