Auction 149, Lot 507

"Description des Gades", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Cadiz, Spain

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.1 x 3.8 inches
13 x 9.7 cm

A charming miniature map of Cadiz, showing several castles and the mountainous topography. Adorned with a sailing ship and a sea monster. 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) #6115:342.

Condition: B+

A good impression with very light toning and several printer's creases confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/21/2014