Auction 150, Lot 691

"Africae Pars Meridional", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Southern Africa

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

This handsome miniature map of southern Africa includes part of Madagascar. There is a significant amount of detail along the coasts and in the interior, representing the geographical knowledge of the early 17th century. A sailing ship and strapwork cartouche adorn the map. Latin text on verso.

References: cf. Norwich #153; King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8800:342.

Condition: B+

Attractive color with light toning.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/17/2014