Auction 95, Lot 341

"Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, describebat Abrah: Ortelius", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 15 inches
50 x 38.1 cm

Highly decorative map based on the work of Abraham Ortelius. It features Morocco and is oriented with north on the right. Five sailing ships, including two engaged in battle. The large title cartouche is flanked by two dancing satyrs.

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Condition: B

Professionally backed with Japanese tissue and partially remargined. Minor uneven toning.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/13/2001

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