Auction 149, Lot 38

"Descriptio Orbis Ptolomaica", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

Miniature map depicting the world known in classical times. The map is in the central section of a large oval frame. It extends as far east as China and Sumatra and as far south as the northern tip of Madagascar. The border is ornamented with strapwork in each corner, with the title across the top and the attribution to Hondius across the bottom. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color and light toning.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/21/2014