Auction 148, Lot 709

"Bengala", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Northeastern India, Bangladesh & Burma

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

Charming miniature map of the northern part of the Bay of Bengal, which includes parts of northeastern India, Bangladesh and Burma. Locates and names numerous towns, with rocks and shoals noted offshore. Nicely engraved map featuring a strapwork-style cartouche and a sea monster. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8340:342.

Condition: A

A fine impression with minor toning.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 2/19/2014