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Auction 187, Lot 664

"Nieuwe Pascaart voor een Gedeelte van de Zeekusten van Barbaria Beginnende van C. Mesurata tot Caap Rusato als Meede de West-kust van Candia", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Libya

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm
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Interesting sea chart of the Libyan coast from Cap Rusaro (Darnah) to C. Mesurata (Misratah) encompassing the Gulf of Sidra. It is embellished with rhumb lines throughout and is oriented with north and the Mediterranean at the bottom. Decorated with two compass roses and a sea battle between a European sailing ship and a Mediterranean galley ship. A large title cartouche, surmounted by figures and a coat of arms, dominates the upper left quadrant.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on a bright sheet with a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom and some minor extraneous creasing. Trimmed to the neatline at top, as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 4/27/2022