Auction 150, Lot 671

"Barbaria", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

A handsome miniature map of Northern Africa, extending from Morocco to Libya. The map includes the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and the islands in the western Mediterranean. Numerous small towns, rivers and mountain ranges are shown. A small ship is depicted sailing to the Strait of Gibraltar. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8610:342.

Condition: A

Attractive color with a minor damp stain in left blank margin, far from image.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/17/2014