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Auction 150, Lot 618

"China", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: China & Korea

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Black & White

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm
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This miniature map of China is oriented with north to the right. Rivers and small towns fill the interior, and the Great Wall is prominently shown. The map extends to include Korea in island form and Luconia Insula, which is most likely Luzon. Embellished with two strapwork cartouches. On a full sheet of Dutch text measuring 7.7 x 12.5".

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99.

Condition: A

A dark impression with faint show-through of text on verso and minor soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/17/2014