Auction 158, Lot 429

"Statuum Marocca Norum, Regnorum Nempe Fessani, Maroccani, Tafiletani et Segelomessani...", Homann, Johann Christoph

Subject: Morocco

Period: 1728 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.2 x 19.1 inches
56.4 x 48.5 cm

This large and very graphic map shows the domains of desert tribes by means of little tent cities. It extends to include the Canary Islands and an inset of Madeira. In the upper left corner there is a large pictorial cartouche with merchants, soldiers, wild animals, a view of Tangier, and a sea battle. Below the map there are two insets featuring panoramic city views of Morocco (Marrakech) and Mequinetz (Meknes).

References: Norwich #300.

Condition: B+

A nice impression in original color on a watermarked sheet with light toning along the centerfold and a short centerfold separation at bottom that just extends to the neatline.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/22/2016

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