Auction 157, Lot 696

"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.

Condition: B

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.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $85

Closed on 5/4/2016