Item #265655 The Kingdom of Tesset Darha & Segelomess. John SELLER.

The Kingdom of Tesset Darha & Segelomess

London: J. Seller.

Miniature map. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 4 3/4" x 5 3/4".

This charming miniature map of the Kingdoms of Tesset, Darha and Segelomess covers the northwestern part of Africa includes Morocco and parts of modern day Western Sudan, Algeria and Mauritania. Depicts part of the Barbary Coast including the Canary Islands. Incredibly detailed, the map notes several important cities, towns, waterways and beautifully rendered topography.

During this time, the Barbary Pirates operated in this area, despite of which Morocco managed to trade sugar, tobacco, gold and leather with France and England. The map is in good condition with minor toning, especially along the edges.

John Seller (c. 1630-1697) was an English instrument maker and cartographer and in 1671 he was appointed Hydrographer to the King. Seller instigated the first English maritime atlas, in an effort to compete with the successful Dutch maps at the time. This map is a nice example of his work.

Binding: Unbound
Language: English

Price: $250.00

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