Auction 127, Lot 439

"Mappa Aestivarum Insularum, alias Barmudas Dictarum…", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: Bermuda

Period: 1630-36 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

10 x 7.5 inches
25.4 x 19.1 cm

Lovely small map of Bermuda from this slightly larger format Atlas Minor. The various "tribes" are noted along with numerous settlements. Virginia appears to the northwest, Cape Cod is due north. Strapwork title cartouche and compass rose with fleur-de-lys adorn. French text on verso. Title above upper neatline "Descriptoin des Isles Bermudas."


Condition: B+

Beautiful, early impression. With a couple small, light foxing spots and a worm track in bottom margin that just enters border.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $600

Closed on 2/25/2009