"Zante Insula", Hondius/Bertius
Subject: Zante, Greece
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 depicts the island of Zante, just west of Greece. The island is filled with a few place names and depictions of mountains, forests, and salt marshes. The map is embellished with a sea monster, sailing ship, and strapwork title cartouche. French text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7878:342.
A nice impression with attractive color, a hint of toning, and light show-through of text on verso.