Auction 148, Lot 431

"Tercera", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Terciera, Azores

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

Charming tiny map of this important Atlantic island. The cities, ports, plantations, mountains and forests are all well defined. The important port of Angra is shown, which was an important stop on the way to the New World. A tiny ship and sea monster decorate the map. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #6355:342.

Condition: A

A fine impression on watermarked paper with minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 2/19/2014