Auction 149, Lot 643

"China", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: China & Korea

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

This miniature map of China is oriented with north to the right. Rivers and small towns fill the interior, and the Great Wall is prominently shown. The map extends to include Korea in island form and Luconia Insula, which is most likely Luzon. Embellished with two strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99.

Condition: B+

Attractive color on watermarked paper with light toning.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/21/2014