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Auction 150, Lot 687

"Congo Regnum Christian in Africa", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Central Africa

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.4 x 3.8 inches
13.7 x 9.7 cm
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This handsome miniature map depicts a portion of Central Africa from the equator to Angola. The Congo River is prominently depicted, as are the Lunae Montes (Mountains of the Moon), shown below the title cartouche. The map is embellished with a strapwork cartouche, sailing ship, and a sea monster. French text on verso.

Click here to read about the history of the Mountains of the Moon in our August 2014 Newsletter.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8755:342.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 9/17/2014