Auction 149, Lot 401

"Sancta Helena", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Saint Helena Island

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

A handsome map of Saint Helena Island in the south Atlantic Ocean. The mountainous topography is depicted, along with a forested area and one dwelling. The map is handsomely embellished with a sea monster, ship, and an ominous title cartouche. 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) #8960:342.

Condition: A

A dark impression with attractive color.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/21/2014