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Auction 94, Lot 391

"Barbaria", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.6 inches
18.8 x 14.2 cm
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Charming map of the whole of North Africa and the famed Barbary coast. Two large insets at bottom; Carthaginensis Sinus with the city of Tunis, and a map of the Nile Delta. Richly engraved with place names, mountains, and numerous spurious lakes in the Sahara Desert. Strapwork title and scale cartouches.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $110 - $130

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/7/2001