Auction 157, Lot 558

"Illyricum", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Western Balkans

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.7 inches
13.5 x 9.4 cm

This handsome miniature map follows the river systems of the Danube, Drava and Sava through parts of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Serbia. The map extends east to Belgrade in Serbia, and is adorned with a strapwork cartouche that incorporates a distance scale. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7601:342.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with attractive color on watermarked paper. Light text show-through.

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/4/2016