Auction 149, Lot 399

"Canariae I.", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Canary Islands

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

A charming miniature map of the Canary Islands, off the coast of Morocco. The map is handsomely adorned with a strapwork cartouche, a galleon, and two sea monsters. The majority of the maps for Bertius' geographical treatise were engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jr. after Mercator. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8970:342.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with attractive color and one small spot to the left of the ship.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/21/2014