Auction 148, Lot 474

"[Lot of 3] Scotia [and] Scotia Septentrion. [and] Scotia Australis", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Black & White

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

This matched set of 3 miniature maps comprise the entire section on Scotland from Bertius' geographical treatise. Each map is beautifully engraved with a strapwork title cartouche and moire-patterned seas. While the majority of the maps for Bertius' geographical treatise were engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jr. after Mercator, the individual maps of England, Scotland and Ireland were engraved by Salomon Rogiers after John Speed. Rogiers' imprint appears on the map of Scotia. French text on verso. Size varies slightly.

References: Moir, p. 168; King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #5800:342-#5802.342.

Condition: A

Dark impressions with a faint damp stain in top blank margin.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/19/2014