Auction 148, Lot 636

"Ormus Regnum", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Persian Gulf

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

This miniature map is centered on the Persian Gulf, depicting portions of Arabia and Persia. The focus of the map is the Kingdom of Ormus, which existed between the 10th and 17th centuries. Tiny towns, rivers, and mountains are depicted, along with a strapwork title cartouche incorporating the distance scale. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8210:342.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/19/2014