Auction 95, Lot 338

"Barbariae et Biledulgerid, Nova Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1573 (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.

References: van den Broecke #176.

Condition: B

Bit of soiling in margins and repair of marginal tears, printer's crease lower right.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/13/2001