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Auction 156, Lot 737

"Barbaria", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 13.8 inches
46.7 x 35.1 cm
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This sheet contains three maps of northern Africa. The upper map shows all of northern Africa with the majority of the Mediterranean. At bottom left is a map of ancient Carthage (now a suburb of Tunis). The map at bottom right depicts the Nile River delta. The sheet is embellished with four strapwork cartouches and a large sailing ship. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8610:1A.

Condition: B

Full original color on watermarked paper with toning and light scattered foxing primarily confined to blank margins. There are two tiny worm holes and a short tear all confined to the blank margins, far from image.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 2/17/2016