Auction 146, Lot 444

"Delineatio Spitsbergiae", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Spitsbergen, Arctic

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

A small and very early map of the island showing just a small part of the western 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. 96-99.

Condition: A

Attractive color.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/4/2013

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