Auction 148, Lot 497

"Livoniae Descrip.", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Baltic Sea, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

A charming small map of the eastern Baltic Sea and present-day Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia. The map is adorned with a strapwork cartouche and moire patterned seas. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1710:342.

Condition: B+

A fine impression with very light toning, minor show-through of text on verso, a printer's crease in left blank margin, and a chip in top blank margin.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/19/2014