Auction 137, Lot 484

"Delineatio Spitsbergiae", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Spitsbergen

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 4 inches
13.5 x 10.2 cm

A small and very early map of the region showing just a small part of the eastern coastline from Point Loockhoute to Ysfe Caep. It is beautifully engraved with two sailing ships, a raft of penguins, a compass rose and a strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

A bit of printer's ink residue in upper-right blank margin.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/14/2011