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Auction 164, Lot 703

"Nieuwe Pascaart voor een Gedeelte van de Zeekusten van Barbaria Beginnende van C: Rusato tot Alexandria als Mede t' Meeste Gedeelte van t' Eylandt Candia", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1682 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.7 x 20.1 inches
57.7 x 51.1 cm
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Interesting sea chart of portions of the Libyan and Egyptian coasts from Cap Rusato (Darnah) to Alexandria. It is embellished with rhumb lines throughout and is oriented with north and the Mediterranean at the bottom. Decorated with two compass roses, a sailing ship and a galley ship. A large title cartouche, surmounted by figures and the coat of arms of the Barbary Corsairs, dominates the upper-right quadrant.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #3444-17 (Volume 2).

Condition: B

There are several short centerfold separations that have been archivally repaired on verso along with a few faint spots. The sheet has been trimmed to just inside the neatline at top and bottom, and new margins have been added with old paper to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/13/2017