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Auction 88, Lot 326

"Barbariae et Beledulgerid, Nova Descriptio",

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1587 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 13 inches
50 x 33 cm

Handsome map of the northwest part of Africa and the famed Barbary coast. Richly engraved with place names, mountains, and numerous spurious lakes in the Sahara Desert. Title contained in a strapwork panel across the top. Two sea monsters and a sailing ship ornament the map. Ref: van den Broecke #176. Minor foxing in margins, map clean and crisp.


Condition: A

Estimate: $425 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 10/2/1999