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1675 Blaeu Map of Morocco, Africa

1675 Blaeu Map of Morocco, Africa

1675 Blaeu Map of Morocco, Africa
1675 Blaeu Map of Morocco, Africa. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima. Description: This is a beautiful 1675 map of Morocco on the Barbary Coast of northern Africa by Johannes Blaeu. Oriented with north on the right, the map covers Morocco and the Kingdom of Fez from the Atlas Mountains north to the coast of Spain. The Strait of Gibraltar is also included. The map renders the entire region in extraordinary detail offering both topographical and political information with mountains and forests beautifully rendered in profile. The fortified towns of Marrakesh (Marruecos), Fez and Taradande are also identified. The map is based on the 1570 map by Abraham Ortelius, who is credited here in the title.

While most of the Barbary coast fell under the Ottoman rule during this period, portions of this region were under the influence of the Spanish from 1580 to 1640, with Tangiere briefly under British rule between 1662 and 1684. In spite of being a hotbed of piracy, this region managed to trade sugar, tobacco, gold and fine leather with France and England. A highly elaborate title cartouche adorns the lower left quadrant of the map. Beautifully illustrated ships are seen sailing in the North Atlantic Ocean. This map is based on the 1570 map by Ortelius and issued by Blaeu in 1675.

Size: Printed area measures 15.5 inches high by 20.5 inches wide. Minor wear and verso reinforcement along original centerfold and edges. Some foxing and creasing at places. If your address is a P.

Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item "1675 Blaeu Map of Morocco, Africa" is in sale since Thursday, May 9, 2019.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "geographicusmaps" and is located in 11221.

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  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Publication Year: 1675
  • Year: 1675

1675 Blaeu Map of Morocco, Africa