Auction 114, Lot 105

"Terra Nova", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Canada, Newfoundland

Period: 1612 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm

Graphic miniature map of Nova Scotia and the adjacent areas in Canada. The map was directly derived from Plancius' milestone map of the North Atlantic, which depicted Newfoundland as a single island for the first time. A sea monster frolics in the sea and a strapwork cartouche embellishes the lower corner. German text on verso.

References: Kershaw #49.

Condition: B

Slight damp stain in the sea, nice old color.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/1/2006