Auction 114, Lot 21

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: World

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Petri Bertii Tabularum Geographicarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

This is Bertius' second miniature world map. It is a double hemisphere based on Mercator's famous world map with several updates by Jodocus Hondius. Terra Australis Incognita fills the Southern Hemisphere and connects to New Guinea in the region of Australia. Mercator's Northwest Passage and interesting polar islands have been replaced with a non-descript landmass. The eastern coast of Asia has been revised to include a Korean Peninsula. The map is richly decorated in a strapwork surround with the cartographer's name boldly engraved below the map.

References: Shirley #291.

Condition: A

Narrow side margins as issued.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $600

Closed on 3/1/2006