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Auction 188, Lot 714

"Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, Describebat Abrah: Ortelius", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1635 (published)

Publication: Toonneel des Aerdrycks

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.2 inches
50.3 x 38.6 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. Dutch text on verso, published between 1640-43.

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

Condition: B+

Full contemporary color with light toning and offsetting, and a bit of show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 6/22/2022