Auction 147, Lot 637

"Iava Maior", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Java, Indonesia

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Black & White

5.2 x 3.8 inches
13.2 x 9.7 cm

This precisely engraved map shows the northern coastline with numerous place names, but the southern coastline is entirely conjectural. The map is handsomely adorned with two strapwork cartouches and a ship. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8510:342.

Condition: A

A nice impression with light show-through of text on verso and one small spot in distance scale cartouche.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/20/2013