Auction 149, Lot 686

"Aegyptus", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Egypt

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

Handsome miniature map of Egypt depicting the Nile River delta. Three sets of pyramids are shown near Demeriocuri, Boulae (near Cairo), and Barbanda. 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) #8650:342.

Condition: A

Attractive color with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 5/21/2014