Catalog Archive
Auction 180, Lot 723

"Statuum Marocca Norum, Regnorum Nempe Fessani, Maroccani, Tafiletani et Segelomessani...", Homann, Johann Christoph

Subject: Morocco

Period: 1728 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm
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This large and very graphic map shows the domains of desert tribes by means of little tent cities. It extends to include the Canary Islands and an inset of Madeira. In the upper left corner there is a large pictorial cartouche with merchants, soldiers, wild animals, a view of Tangier, and a sea battle. Below the map there are two insets featuring panoramic city views of Morocco (Marrakech) and Mequinetz (Meknes).

References: Norwich #300.

Condition: B+

Contemporary color in the map with later color in the cartouche and panoramic views, on paper with an elephant watermark. There is minor soiling and a few short tears along the centerfold that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/18/2020