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Auction 166, Lot 604

"In Notitiam Ecclesiasticam Africae Tabula Geographica", Delisle/Mortier

Subject: Western Mediterranean

Period: 1708 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 15.5 inches
52.8 x 39.4 cm
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This boldly engraved map focuses on the regions controlled by the Moors in northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula in the latter part of the medieval period. The map displays good detail along the north African coast from Morocco to Libya. It also covers the western Mediterranean with the islands of Sardinia, Corsica, Malta, and the Balearics. Sicily features a smoking Mount Aetna. Three decorative cartouches and a compass rose complete the composition.

References: cf. Norwich #297.

Condition: B+

A fine impression and wide margins with a couple of faint, unobtrusive spots and a 1/2" cut parallel to centerfold in title cartouche that has been closed on verso with archival tape. There are some light stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $220 - $250


Closed on 2/14/2018