Auction 150, Lot 590

"Arabia", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Arabia

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Black & White

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

This miniature map of the Arabian Peninsula is divided into three regions. A number of towns are shown, including Medina and Mecca, but they are placed too far north of their actual locations. A few small rivers are shown along the coasts, and a large mountain range dominates the interior. Adorned with two decorative cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Tibbetts #71; Ankary #38; King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8180:342.

Condition: A

Excellent impression on watermarked paper.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/17/2014