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Auction 96, Lot 439

"Descriptio Sumatrae", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1616 (circa)


Color: Black & White

5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm
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Miniature map of Sumatra and the Malaysian peninsula with north oriented to the left. Sincapura is named, but appears to be a city on the mainland rather than the island shown off the tip of Malaysia. Numerous small islands and shoals are depicted. Simple strapwork title cartouche.


Condition: B

Lightly toned with usual text show-through from verso. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $325


Closed on 9/12/2001