Auction 146, Lot 373

"Sancta Helena", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Saint Helena Island

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

A charming map of Saint Helena Island in the south Atlantic Ocean. The mountainous topography is depicted, along with a forested area and one dwelling. The map is handsomely embellished with a sea monster, ship, and title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color and light toning.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/4/2013

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