Auction 149, Lot 568

"Majorcae et Minorcae Descrip", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Balearic Islands - Majorca & Minorca

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

This charming miniature map depicts the islands of Majorca and Minorca, noting a few towns, rivers, mountains, and forested areas. The map is handsomely adorned with two strapwork cartouches, a galleon, and two sea monsters. 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) #6281:342.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color with a hint of toning. A chip in top blank margin has been professionally repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/21/2014