Auction 150, Lot 689

"Insula St. Thomae", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Sao Tome Island

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.4 x 3.8 inches
13.7 x 9.7 cm

This handsome miniature map depicts the island of Sao Tome, off the coast of Gabon. The island is a large volcano and lies just north of the equator, although this map depicts the equator running directly through the center of the island. The map is adorned with a strapwork cartouche, sailing ship, and sea monster. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8950:342.

Condition: A

A fine impression and attractive color.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 9/17/2014