Auction 169, Lot 617

"In Notitiam Ecclesiasticam Africae Tabula Geographica", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Western Mediterranean

Period: 1700 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.9 x 18.9 inches
63.2 x 48 cm

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 complete the composition. Engraved by Jean Baptiste Liebaux.

References: Norwich #297.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with original wash and outline color. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold and minor soiling in the image, as well as light toning and soiling along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2018