Auction 149, Lot 455

"[Lot of 3] Suecia et Norvegia ect. [and] Gotia [and] Thietmarsia", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Northern Europe

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Taulae Geographicae Contractae

Color: Black & White

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

This matched set of 3 miniature maps are from Bertius' geographical treatise. Each map is beautifully engraved with a strapwork title cartouche and distance scale. The majority of the maps for Bertius' geographical treatise were engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jr. after Mercator. French text on verso. Size varies slightly.

A. Suecia et Norvegia ect. This map depicts Scandinavia, extending east to include parts of present-day Russia and the Baltic states.

B. Gotia. A lovely miniature map of southern Sweden delineating Gotland, Oland and the mainland from Stockholm south to below Vaxjo.

C. Thietmarsia. This map shows the Holstein region in northern Germany, between the Eider and Elbe Rivers. The map is oriented with north to the left and features a moire-patterned sea.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1680:342, #1200:342, #1420:342.

Condition: B+

Very light toning, minor show-through of text on verso, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/21/2014