Auction 149, Lot 656

"Moluccae Insulae", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.7 inches
13.5 x 9.4 cm

Attractive miniature map of the Indonesian Spice Islands located between Borneo and Irian Jaya. Locates the islands of Celebes, Halmahera, Buru, Banda, etc. A very early look at this famous part of the world. 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) #8560:342.

Condition: A

A dark impression with attractive color on watermarked paper.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 5/21/2014