Auction 149, Lot 583

"Turcicum Imperium", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.2 x 3.7 inches
13.2 x 9.4 cm

A handsome miniature map of the Middle East, extending from Italy in the west to the Arabian Sea and a horizontally oriented Caspian Sea in the east. Tiny towns, rivers and mountain ranges are depicted, and the map is adorned with a strapwork cartouche and stippled sea. 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) #8100:342.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/21/2014