Auction 149, Lot 560

"Regnum Neapolitanu", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Southern Italy

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

A handsome miniature map of southern Italy, extending south from Pisa and Livorno. The map includes part of the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. Embellished with two strapwork cartouches, a galleon, 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) #7400:342.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and color on watermarked paper with very light toning.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/21/2014