Auction 149, Lot 378

"Brasilia", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Hand Color

5.2 x 3.9 inches
13.2 x 9.9 cm

Charming miniature map of Brazil with numerous place names along the coastline. A large spurious Lacus Eupama dominates the interior. Decorative title cartouche. Latin text on verso. This is from the first edition, with a mis-print of the title above the map (Descriptio Regni Chili).

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Koeman (Vol. III) #9850:342.

Condition: B+

A dark impression and attractive color on watermarked paper with light toning.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/21/2014