Auction 150, Lot 374

"Brasilia", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1616 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.2 x 3.9 inches
13.2 x 9.9 cm

Charming miniature map of Brazil with numerous place names along the coastline. A large spurious Lacus Eupama dominates the interior. Decorative title cartouche. Latin text on verso. This is from the first edition, with a mis-print of the title above the map (Descriptio Regni Chili).

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9850:342.

Condition: B+

A fine impression with light, overall toning.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/17/2014