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Auction 100, Lot 41

"Descriptio Orbis Ptolomaica", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1616 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm
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Miniature map depicting the world known in classical times. The map is in the central section of a large oval frame. It extends as far east as China and Sumatra and as far south as to northern tip of Madagascar. The border is ornamented with strapwork in each corner, with the title across the top and the attribution to Hondius across the bottom.


Condition: B

Slight loss from worming, professionally in-filled and backed with Japanese tissue with a couple of line of facsimile.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/12/2002