Auction 159, Lot 694

"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: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 13.2 inches
48.3 x 33.5 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. It 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: A

On watermarked paper with light toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/14/2016

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