Auction 96, Lot 453

"Antiquorum Africae Episcopatuum Geographica Descriptio Nova", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1719 (circa)


Color: Black & White

20 x 14.5 inches
50.8 x 36.8 cm

Beautifully engraved map with a pictorial title cartouche taking in the entire bottom third of the chart. The map covers from present day Morocco through the Tripoli region of Libya and locates numerous cities, villages and mountain ranges. The cartouche features a savanna landscape with lions.


Condition: A

Folding as issued. Overall crisp impression with a bit of slight weakness in one small area. Manuscript page number 3.a along with a small correction written in bottom right border.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/12/2001