Auction 96, Lot 452

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

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 12.8 inches
49.8 x 32.5 cm

Handsome map of 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 fantastic sea monsters and a sailing ship ornament the map. Latin text on verso with page number 108.

References: Van den Broecke #176.

Condition: A+

Lovely later color in the correct style for the period.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/12/2001