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Auction 145, Lot 748

"[Lot of 3] Barbaria [and] Congi Regnu [and] Guinea", Hondius/Purchas

Subject: Africa

Period: 1625 (published)

Publication: Purchas His Pilgrimes

Color: Black & White

7 x 5.7 inches
17.8 x 14.5 cm
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At the beginning of the 17th century, Purchas, an English cleric, set out to publish a compendium of voyages to foreign countries. To illustrate his work, Purchase obtained the rights to use Jodocus Hondius' copperplates from Atlas Minor. Over 60 maps were included in Purchas His Pilgrimes, most of which were from Hondius' plates, with English titles inserted above them.

This lot features three regional maps of Africa from this publication. Each is on a full sheet of English text (8.0 x 12.5") with text on verso.

A. Barbaria. Includes two smaller maps below showing Carthage and the Nile Delta. Condition: There are a few light spots and a small horizontal extraneous crease. (B)

B. Congi Regnu. Condition: Light damp stains in the text below the map, away from the image. (A)

C. Guinea. Includes an inset of St. Thomas. Condition: Light soiling with an extraneous crease along the left side of the image. Narrow left margin, as issued. (B+)

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.PUR-1a #17, #19 & #37.


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Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 6/12/2013