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Auction 174, Lot 738

"Arzylla, of Argille", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: Asilah, Morocco

Period: 1668 (circa)

Publication: Naukeurige Beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche Gewesten

Color: Hand Color

13.1 x 9 inches
33.3 x 22.9 cm
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This lovely view shows the fortified town of Asilah, Morocco, on the Barbary Coast of Africa. At the time of publication, the town was under Spanish control. In the foreground, ships fill the waters of the Atlantic. Dapper's important Description of Africa was one of the most important seventeenth century works about the continent, compiled from contemporary eye-witness sources.


Condition: A

On watermarked paper with a minor spot and some printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/11/2019