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