Auction 129, Lot 649

"Histria", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Caert-thresoor

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.4 inches
12.2 x 8.6 cm

Charming miniature map covering the Istria Peninsula in modern day Croatia. The moiré patterned sea is filled with tiny ships and sea monsters. Though not signed, this map was likely engraved by Petrus Kaerius, who engraved the majority of the maps of the Caert-thresoor (Map Treasury). This is the scarce first state without degrees of latitude in the borders. Dutch text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 80-82.

Condition: B+

Soiled margins with some expert paper restoration at edges.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 9/23/2009