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