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Auction 146, Lot 671

"Arabia", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Arabia

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm
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This miniature map of the Arabian Peninsula is divided into three regions. A number of towns are shown, including Medina and Mecca, but they are placed too far north of their actual locations. A few small rivers are shown along the coasts, and a large mountain range dominates the interior. Adorned with two decorative cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Tibbetts #71; Ankary #38; King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99.

Condition: B+

Attractive color on watermarked paper with light toning.

Estimate: $375 - $450


Closed on 9/4/2013