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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.17.6
Object Name Map
Description "Fessae et Marocchi Regna," Amsterdam, 1606, hand-colored engraving, map by Gerardus Mercator and Jodocus Hondius

A map of Morocco with a large inset titled Penon de Velez, showing a fort on the Barbary Coast. The map depicts in detail the Barbary Coast, the Straits of Gibraltar, the Canary Islands and Madeira. The geography is based on an earlier map by Abraham Ortelius.
Title Fessae et Marocchi Regna
Date 1606
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Mercator, Gerardus
Role of Creator 2 Copy After
Creator 2 Ortelius, Abraham
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-16.75 W-20.25 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Morocco
Barbary Coast
Straits of Gibraltar
Canary Islands