Auction 149, Lot 572

"Candia", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Crete

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

A charming miniature map of Crete, showing towns, rivers and mountains. The map is 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) #7900:342.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/21/2014