Auction 150, Lot 380

"Peru", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Peru & Ecuador

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.2 x 3.8 inches
13.2 x 9.7 cm

This charming miniature map depicts Peru and Ecuador, identifying numerous cities, including Lima, Cusco, and Quito. The map is oriented with north to the left, and the equator runs vertically at left. Decorated with a strapwork cartouche that incorporates the distance scale. 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) #9820:342.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and color with minor soiling and light creasing in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 9/17/2014