Auction 95, Lot 340

"Fessae et Marocchi Regna", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northwestern Africa

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.8 x 14 inches
47.8 x 35.6 cm

Richly embellished map of Morocco with a large inset titled "Penon de Velez" showing a fort on the Barbary coast. The map includes the Canary islands and Madera. Three strapwork cartouches complete the composition and the sea is filled with ships and a sea monster. French text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

Tissue repairs of tears in margins and fold separations, none affecting image. Lovely old color.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/13/2001

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