Auction 119, Lot 11

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: World

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Petri Bertii Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum …

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.7 inches
13.5 x 9.4 cm

Charming miniature world map on an oval projection based on Ortelius. The map is similar to the one Bertius supplied for Barent Langenes' Caert-Thresoor except this plate does not contain the signature of Jodocus Hondius as the engraver. Strapwork designs fill the corners with the title above and the motto "Domini Est Terra Et Plenitudo Eius" at bottom.

References: Shirley #290.

Condition: A

Nice impression. Small worm track professionally repaired almost invisibly in the lower text, with a small bit of facsimile in the letter 'E'.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/9/2007