"Fessae, et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberr.", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1595 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 15.3 inches
50.3 x 38.9 cm
Richly embellished map of Morocco with a large inset titled "Congi Rigni Christiani, in Africa, Nova Descriptio" based on Pigafetta's map of the Congo made in 1591. The main map is Ortelius' own compilation based on the work of Gastaldi and Livio Sanuto. Includes the Canary islands and Madera. The magnificent cartouche features several figures, the inset is surrounded by a strapwork border and the sea is filled with ships and a large sea monster. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #177.
Expert repair on centerfold, with lovely color.