Auction 142, Lot 391

"Mappa Aestivarum Insularum alias Bermudas Dictarum…", Cloppenburg, Johannes

Subject: Bermuda

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Atlas Sive Cosmographicae Meditationes…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.1 x 7.9 inches
25.7 x 20.1 cm

Lovely small map of Bermuda from this slightly larger format of Mercator’s Atlas Minor. The map is derived from the famous Norwood/Speed map of 1622. The various "tribes" are noted along with numerous settlements. Virginia appears to the northwest, Cape Cod is due north. Bermuda is shown twice on the map - once as the central feature, and a second time showing the island in relation to the coasts of North America and Hispaniola. A strapwork title cartouche and compass rose adorns the map. French text on verso. Title above upper neatline "Description des Isles Bermudas."

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Condition: B

A sharp impression with a well repaired 1-1/2” tear in the upper right corner.

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Unsold

Closed on 11/28/2012

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