BG-12169-2

Antique Map of Morocco by Ortelius (1636)

  • Condition: Fair, strong age-related toning and some foxing. Marginal tears and repair on folding line. Original/contemporary hand coloring. German text on verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1636
  • Overall size: 56 x 45.5 cm.
  • Image size: 50 x 38 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Fezzae et Marocchi regna Africae Celeberrima'. Map of Morocco, showing large fortified towns of Marakesh, Taradante and Fez, towns, mountains, rivers, lakes, etc. Tanger, Cueta and Rio Rabata also appear. Large decorative cartouche and sailing ships.

Artists and Engravers: Published by W.J. Blaeu. Willem Janszoon (or Jansz.) Blaeu (1571 - 1638) was the founder of a large publishing firm that became famous in the field of cartography under the name Blaeu.