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Auction 150, Lot 478

"Portugallia", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm
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A handsome miniature map of Portugal, with north oriented to the right. There is good detail of the towns and rivers in the region. Adorned with two strapwork cartouches. 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) #6300:342.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and color on watermarked paper with very light toning.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/17/2014