Auction 114, Lot 20

"[World]", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: World

Period: 1613 (dated)

Publication: Grand Voyages, Part VIII

Color: Black & White

5.5 x 3.2 inches
14 x 8.1 cm

A fine miniature world map on an oval projection. The map is based on Cornelis Claesz's 1598 map illustrating the circumnavigation of Cavendish. In the north, below Terra Septentrionalis Incognita, is an apparent navigable passage with the remnant of the mythical Sea of Verrazzano protruding into the North American continent. In the south is the large southern continent. Quivera regnum occupies a protrusion above the peninsular California. The map is surrounded by an attractive scrolled border with birds and flowers. The map is printed on the full title page with German text.

References: Shirley #220.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/1/2006