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Auction 151, Lot 632

"China", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: China & Korea

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

This miniature map of China is oriented with north to the right. Rivers and small towns fill the interior, and the Great Wall is prominently shown. The map extends to include Korea in island form and Luconia Insula, which is most likely Luzon. Embellished with two strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8410:342.

Condition: A

A fine impression with minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/19/2014