Auction 145, Lot 763

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

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1636 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
19.8 x 15.3 inches
50.3 x 38.9 cm

Highly decorative map of Morocco oriented with north to 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

Watermarked paper with wide, original margins, offsetting and a few faint spots in the image.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/12/2013

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