"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.
A dark impression with attractive color.