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Auction 174, Lot 717

"Sumatra Insula", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Sumatra

Period: 1616-18 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.2 x 3.6 inches
13.2 x 9.1 cm
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This handsome map of Sumatra is oriented with north to the right, and extends to show portions of Java and the Malay Peninsula. The equator is prominently shown through the middle of the map, and a large ship and two decorative cartouches complete the composition. Latin text on verso, published from 1616 to 1618.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8530:342.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light toning. The title and page number above the map have been partially trimmed.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $85

Closed on 9/11/2019