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Auction 135, Lot 44

"De Sphaera Caelesti", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1606 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

A bold strapwork border surrounds this charming miniature map of the heavens with the major constellations delineated. This tiny map is based on the celestial map from Ortelius' Epitome, which was derived from a chart by Plancius. The engraver is unknown. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82; Warner p. 277.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/16/2011