Auction 156, Lot 745

"[Lot of 3] Karte, Welche die Ehemaligen Stoetten von Carthago, Utica, Tunes, und den Alten Zustand des Carthaginensischen Meerbusiens Vorstellet [and] [Untitled - Goree] [and] Algiers, and Part Adjacent",

Subject: Tunisia, Senegal, Algeria

Period: 1749-59 (circa)

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A. Karte, Welche die Ehemaligen Stoetten von Carthago, Utica, Tunes, und den Alten Zustand des Carthaginensischen Meerbusiens Vorstellet, circa 1750, hand color (10.1 x 7.6"). This striking German map centers on Tunis and Carthage in Tunisia. It also locates the ancient city of Utica and Bizerte (Hippo Diarrhythus). The map delineates the current flow of the Bagrada River and shows Sabkhet Arina as an open bay with a note indicating the contemporary strip of land that closes it off into a lake. A compass rose in the Gulf of Tunis orients the north to the left. Condition: On a watermarked sheet with light scattered foxing and toning.

B. [Untitled - Goree], from London Magazine, published 1759, hand color (7.9 x 4.9"). This small plan of the island of Goree in Senegal was published in the October 1759 issue of London Magazine. It shows the French fortifications on the island, now known for its House of Slaves, a museum covering the Atlantic slave trade. Reference: Jolly #LOND-177. Condition: A nice impression with minor offsetting from an opposing page of text and part of the neatline trimmed away at top, likely as issued.

C. Algiers, and Part Adjacent, from Gentleman's Magazine, published 1749, black & white (4.2 x 7.8"). This interesting copper-engraved map shows the coastline of Algeria with the Bay of Algiers. A decorative title cartouche appears at top left with a key to the points of interest on the map. Two large vignettes depict the native birds Boo-ank and Houbaara. North oriented to the right. Published in the November 1749 issue of Gentleman's Magazine. Reference: Jolly #GENT-68. Condition: A fine impression on a lightly toned sheet.

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Condition: B+

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Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/17/2016

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