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Auction 183, Lot 513

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

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15.1 inches
49.8 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. French text on verso, published between 1640-43.

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

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with a hint of soiling and a few minor spots of foxing.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 6/9/2021