Auction 136, Lot 17

"[World]", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: World

Period: 1613 (circa)


Color: Black & White

5.5 x 3 inches
14 x 7.6 cm

A fine miniature world map on an oval projection. The map is based on Cornelis Claesz's 1598 map illustrating the circumnavigation of Cavendish. In the north, below Terra Septentrionalis Incognita, is an apparent navigable passage with the remnant of the mythical Sea of Verrazzano protruding into the North American continent. In the south is the large southern continent. Quivera regnum occupies a protrusion above the peninsular California. The map is surrounded by an attractive scrolled border with birds and flowers. On a full sheet of Latin text (10 x 14").

References: Shirley #220.

Condition: A

Light toning and a few very small spots in margins.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/1/2011