Auction 169, Lot 727

"Fessae Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 6.1 inches
18.8 x 15.5 cm

This charming small map of Morocco and Algeria extends south to Beninia and Nussini and includes the southern tip of Spain and the Strait of Gibraltar. A bold strapwork title cartouche and an intricate sailing ship embellish the map. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8616:351.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with light show-through of text on verso and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/12/2018