Auction 153, Lot 572

"Rhodi", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Rhodes, Greece

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.2 x 3.6 inches
13.2 x 9.1 cm

This charming miniature map of the island of Rhodes is oriented with north to the right. A handful of towns are identified, including Soroni, Kamiros, and Lindos. The important port of Rhodes is depicted as a large bay along the northeastern shore, surrounded by buildings and windmills. Adorned with a strapwork cartouche, measuring dividers, a sea monster, and a sailing ship. The majority of the maps for Bertius' geographical treatise were engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jr. after Mercator. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7955:342.

Condition: B+

Attractive color with a hint of toning and light show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 5/20/2015