Auction 121, Lot 795

"Congo Regnum Christian in Africa", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Africa - Central

Period: 1609 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 9.2 inches
14 x 23.4 cm

This decorative miniature map of the Congo has amazing detail, decoration; elaborate cartouche, sea monster, and a sailing ship in the stippled sea. Latin text on verso.

References: King, (2nd ed) p. 76.

Condition: A

A little marginal toning and a couple minute wormholes, well away from the map.

Estimate: $110 - $160

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/26/2007