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Auction 168, Lot 34


"Descriptio Orbis Ptolomaica", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1618 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Black & White

5.3 x 3.7 inches
13.5 x 9.4 cm
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Miniature map depicting the world known in classical times. The map is in the central section of a large oval frame. It extends as far east as China and Sumatra and as far south as the northern tip of Madagascar. The border is ornamented with strapwork in each corner, with the title across the top and the attribution to Hondius across the bottom. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd Ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #0900:342.2.

Condition: B

Moderate toning with several damp stains in the top half of the sheet and a worm track in the attribution at bottom.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/6/2018