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Auction 157, Lot 695

"Africae Propriae Tabula, in qua, Punica Regna Vides; Tyrios, et Agenoris Urbem", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatri Orbis Terrarum Parergon

Color: Black & White

19 x 13.1 inches
48.3 x 33.3 cm

Very decorative map of the coastline covering present-day Tunisia and Libya based on Gastaldi's great map of Africa and the ancient texts of Diodorus, Siculus, Plinius, Virgilius, Appianus, Halicarnasseus, Athenaeus and Herodotus. The map extends to include Sicily and Malta. The map includes a fabulous strapwork title cartouche and a large cartouche at bottom containing text and an inset plan of Carthage. Latin text on verso, published in 1624.

References: Van den Broecke #218.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with minor toning along the centerfold, and a small rust spot in the inset of Carthage.

Estimate: $375 - $450


Closed on 5/4/2016