Auction 149, Lot 419

"Magna Britannia", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Britain

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Black & White

5.4 x 3.9 inches
13.7 x 9.9 cm

While the majority of the maps for Bertius' geographical treatise were engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jr. after Mercator, the individual maps of England, Scotland and Ireland were engraved by Salomon Rogiers after John Speed. This map depicts England, Wales, Scotland and a portion of Ireland, with great detail of towns and rivers throughout. French text on verso.

References: Shirley (BI to 1650) #348; King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #5050:342.

Condition: A

A fine impression on watermarked paper with minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/21/2014