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Auction 151, Lot 9

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: World

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.4 x 3.8 inches
13.7 x 9.7 cm

This is Bertius' second miniature world map. It is a double hemisphere based on Mercator's famous world map with several updates by Jodocus Hondius. Terra Australis Incognita fills the Southern Hemisphere and connects to New Guinea in the region of Australia. Mercator's Northwest Passage and interesting polar islands have been replaced with a non-descript landmass. The eastern coast of Asia has been revised to include a Korean Peninsula. The map is richly decorated in a strapwork surround with the cartographer's name boldly engraved below the map. French text on verso.

References: Shirley #291; King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #0001:342B.

Condition: A

A fine impression and attractive color on watermarked paper. A chip at bottom left has been professionally replaced, and there is a faint damp stain in top blank margin, not affecting image.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 11/19/2014