"Barbaria [on sheet with] Cartaginis sive Potius Tunetani Celeberrimi Sinus... [and] [Aegyptus]", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Northern Africa
Period: 1628 (circa)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris et I. Hondii Atlas...
Color: Hand Color
18.4 x 13.8 inches
46.7 x 35.1 cm
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, published in a French version of Atlas in either 1628 or 1633.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8610:1A.
Light toning with a tear that extends 1.75" into the image at bottom that has been repaired on both recto and verso. Minor soiling in the blank margins.