Auction 149, Lot 614

"Mare Rubrum", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Red Sea

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Hand Color

5.2 x 3.7 inches
13.2 x 9.4 cm

This miniature map centers on the Red Sea and spans from Suez down to Zaila in present-day Somalia. It features excellent detail along the coasts, identifying a number of isles, ports, and bays, and many towns and cities are named inland. North is oriented to the right. A decorative title cartouche appears at bottom right. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

Attractive color with light show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 5/21/2014