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Auction 151, Lot 556

"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.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color, a hint of toning, and light show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 11/19/2014