Auction 148, Lot 687

"Sumatra Insula", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Sumatra

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.7 inches
13.5 x 9.4 cm

This handsome map of Sumatra is oriented with north to the right, and extends to show portions of Java and the Malay Peninsula. The equator is prominently shown through the middle of the map, and a large ship and two decorative cartouches complete the composition. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8530:342.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/19/2014