Auction 149, Lot 626

"Tartaria", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Northern Asia

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 covers the northern part of Asia from the Black Sea to the Strait of Anian and the tip of Americae Pars. Numerous towns, rivers and mountain ranges are shown, and the Great Wall of China is also depicted. 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) #8050:342.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color on a clean and bright sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 5/21/2014