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Auction 151, Lot 683

"In Notitiam Ecclesiasticam Africae Tabula Geographica", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 15.4 inches
53.1 x 39.1 cm

This boldly engraved map focuses on the regions controlled by the Moors in northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula in the latter part of the medieval period. The map displays good detail along the north African coast from Morocco to Libya. It also covers the western Mediterranean with the islands of Sardinia, Corsica, Malta and the Balearics. Sicily features a smoking Mount Aetna. Three decorative cartouches and a compass rose complete the composition.

References: Norwich #297.

Condition: A

A fine impression with original color and a tiny hole in northwestern Libya. There are some shadows that appear in the image that are caused by our scanner, and do not appear on the map itself.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 11/19/2014