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Auction 174, Lot 742

"Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, Describebat Abrah: Ortelius", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15.1 inches
50 x 38.4 cm
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Highly decorative map of Morocco oriented with north to the right and including the Strait of Gibraltar. It is based on the cartography of Abraham Ortelius, who is credited in the cartouche. The Atlantic is filled with five sailing ships, including two engaged in battle. Two dancing satyrs brandishing their javelins flank the large title cartouche. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-1655.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8615:2.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with faint offsetting. Short centerfold separations confined to the top and bottom blank margins have been professionally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $375 - $450


Closed on 9/11/2019