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Auction 150, Lot 688

"Abissinorum Imperium", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Central Africa

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.4 x 3.8 inches
13.7 x 9.7 cm

A charming miniature map of central Africa, showing the extensive river system of the Nile. The source of the Nile is shown as two large lakes south of the equator. Adorned with a decorative cartouche. The majority of the maps for Bertius' geographical treatise were engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jr. after Mercator. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8720:342.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 9/17/2014