"Fessae, et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberr", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Northwestern Africa - Morocco
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Black & White
20 x 15.4 inches
50.8 x 39.1 cm
Superb map of the famed Barbary coast, the Straight of Gibraltar, the Canary Islands and Madera. Ortelius compiled this map from various sources including Gastaldi and Livio Sanuto. The large inset map of the Congo, titled Congi Regni Christiani, in Africa, Nova Descriptio, was based on Pigafetta's map of 1591. The map is richly embellished with an elaborate title cartouche, sailing ships and a sea monster. French text on verso with page number 115.
References: Van den Broecke #177.
Wide, original margins with all edges gilt, a few small, scattered stains and one tiny hole in sea above Palma.