Auction 121, Lot 13

"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 large, mythical continent of Terra Australis fills the southern portion of the map, incorporating New Guinea. There are just a few placenames noted in the map, including Anian, Tolm, Norumbega, Virginia and Florida. 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 quote from Psalms, "Domini Est Terra Et Plenitudo Eius" (the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof) at bottom. Latin text on verso.

References: Shirley #290.

Condition: A

One small rust spot, else fine.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $850

Closed on 9/26/2007