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Auction 165, Lot 708

"Barbaria", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 13.8 inches
47.2 x 35.1 cm
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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 either the 1628 or 1633 edition.

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

Condition: B+

Attractive original color on a sheet that has been backed with archival paper to reinforce and repair a few tiny centerfold separations.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/15/2017