Auction 149, Lot 658

"Nova Guinea et Ins. Salomonis", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: New Guinea

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5.3 x 3.7 inches
13.5 x 9.4 cm

Charming miniature map showing the northern coastlines of New Guinea and the Solomon Islands with numerous place names and the southern coastlines purely conjectural. Title in decorative cartouche. 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) #8592:342.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/21/2014

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