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This is an attractive map of the Barbary coast based on Gastaldi's Africa. The map extends from Morocco to Libya and the western Mediterranean showing the proximity of the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, southern Italy and Sicily. Richly dettailed with topography , rivers, lakes (mostly non-existent), settlements and of course the Sahara Desert. The title is contained in a strapwork panel across the top. Two sea monsters and a sailing ship adore the map. Latin text on verso.

1579 Ortelius Map of Northern Africa

SKU: 2614a
  • Title

    Barbariae et Biledulgerid, Nova Descriptio

  • Map Maker Specifics

    A Ortelius, 1579 c., Antwerp

  • Size

    12.9 X 20 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Very good-good.  Nice strike on laid paper.  Very slight toning mostly at edges.  A few small splits in the ample margins.  Issued centerfold.  Uncolored.

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