Auction 99, Lot 486

"Statuum Marocca Norum, Regnorum nempe Fessani, Maroccani, Tafiletani et Segelomessani Secundum suas Provincias accurate divisorum, Typus generalis novus", Homann, Johann Christoph

Subject: Morocco

Period: 1728 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.2 x 19 inches
56.4 x 48.3 cm

Large and very graphic map by the preeminent German cartographer of the 18th century. The map itself is very detailed showing the domains of desert tribes by means of little tent cities. It extends to include the Canary Islands and Madeira. In the upper left is a large pictorial cartouche with merchants, soldiers, wild animals, a view of Tanger and a sea battle. Below the map are two panoramic city views of Morocco and Mequinetz. On fine hand-laid paper with a fine watermark.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/12/2002

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