Auction 148, Lot 628

"Carte des Principales Ports de Mer Bancs de Sable &c.: Qui sont dans la Mer Rouge Levee par Ordre Expres des Roys de Portugal sous qui on en a Fait la Decouverte", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Red Sea

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Neptune Francais

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.8 x 19.9 inches
42.7 x 50.5 cm

The bays and safe anchorages in the Red Sea are mapped on this interesting chart from this scarce sea atlas. Eleven separate plans are included with details of ports in Egypt, Somalia, Arabia, and Yemen. This is one of the earliest maps to focus on this region.

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Condition: A

A fine impression with full original color on watermarked paper. There are a few professionally repaired cracks caused by the oxidation of the green pigment.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/19/2014

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