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Auction 150, Lot 676

"Insulae Capitis Viridis", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Northwestern Africa & Cape Verde Islands

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.7 inches
13.5 x 9.4 cm

A charming miniature map of the Cape Verde Islands and a portion of the northwestern coast of Africa from Mauritania to Senegal. The map is embellished with a strapwork cartouche. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8980:342.

Condition: A

A fine impression and attractive color with a minor damp stain in left blank margin, far from image.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/17/2014