Auction 159, Lot 696

"Barbaria [on sheet with] Cartaginis sive Potius Tunetani Celeberrimi Sinus... [and] [Aegyptus]", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 13.8 inches
47 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.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8610:1A.

Condition: B+

Light toning that is less visible along the centerfold and a few scattered spots of foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2016