Auction 148, Lot 690

"Borneo Insula", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Borneo

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.7 inches
13.5 x 9.4 cm

A miniature map of Borneo largely based on the map of Theodore de Bry. The map is oriented with north to the right with the hypothetical eastern coastline and place names primarily derived from Portuguese records. The interior is filled with mountains, forests, and a large river. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8540:342.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/19/2014