Auction 93, Lot 318

"Maldivae Insulae", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Maldive Islands

Period: 1600 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Black & White

Size:
4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm

Shows the island group with the southern portion of Ceylon. A sea monster and two very finely engraved ships under full sail, one with a cannon blast, decorate the map. A nice map of the smallest independent nation in Asia.

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Condition: A

Very crisp, early impression.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/6/2000

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