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