The Barbary Coast
By COLOM, Jacob Aertsz , 1668

De Cust van Barbarijen van out Mamora Tot Capo Blanco; De Cust van Barbarijen van Capo Blanco Tot Capo de Greer

  • Author: COLOM, Jacob Aertsz
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publisher: Printed By himselfe dwellinge on the Corne-market in the Fyrie-Colom, with Priviledge
  • Publication date: 1668
  • Physical description: Engraved map in fine original outline hand-colour
  • Inventory reference: 3918


The two upper maps are of the Barbary Coast, a term used by Europeans to refer to an area of northern Africa from Morocco to Libya; the top one shows the coast to ‘Capo Blanco’, a cape with a dangerous sandbank nearby, the bottom one shows the coast to ‘Capo de Greer’ in Morocco. At the bottom are charts of the coasts of the Canary Islands and the island of Madeira.


  1. Not recorded in Koeman but c.f. Koeman J. Col 6A for a list of the charts.