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Auction 182, Lot 719

"Barbaria [on sheet with] Cartaginis sive Potius Tunetani Celeberrimi Sinus... [and] Aegyptus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1639 (circa)

Publication: Nouveau Theatre du Monde

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 13.8 inches
46.7 x 35.1 cm

This sheet contains three maps of northern Africa. The upper map shows all of northern Africa with the majority of the Mediterranean. At bottom left is a map of ancient Carthage (now a suburb of Tunis). The map at bottom right depicts the Nile River delta. The sheet is embellished with four strapwork cartouches and a large sailing ship. French text on verso, published between 1639-44.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8610:1A.

Condition: A

A dark impression with full contemporary color with minor toning and marginal foxing. There is an archivally repaired centerfold separation in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/28/2021