Auction 126, Lot 17

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Hondius/Langenes

Subject: World

Period: 1596 (dated)

Publication: Caerte Thresoor

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.3 inches
12.7 x 8.4 cm

Uncommon miniature map of the world from this pocket atlas published by Barent Langenes and Cornelis Claesz. Jodocus Hondius engraved this oval world map based on Ortelius with a huge southern continent providing balance for the world's continents. The map is surrounded in a strapwork border with a Latin quote and Hondius' signature at bottom. On a full sheet (7.7 x 12") of Dutch text. Both Shirley and King date this map 1598, but this sheet is clearly dated 1596 in the publisher's imprint below the map.

References: Shirley #211; King (1st ed.) p. 68.

Condition: A

Sharp impression with original color that is very slightly toned.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/3/2008