Auction 116, Lot 16

"[World]", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: World

Period: 1599 (dated)

Publication: Grand Voyages, Part VIII

Color: Black & White

5.5 x 3 inches
14 x 7.6 cm

This fine miniature world map on an oval projection is on the second title page of De Bry's important work. 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 through the Arctic 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. An attractive scrolled border with birds and flowers surrounds the map. The map is printed on the full title page (9 x 13") with German text.

References: Shirley #220.

Condition: A

Minor soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/20/2006