Auction 97, Lot 18

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: World

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Petri Bertii Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum …

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 3.8 inches
14 x 9.7 cm

Charming miniature world map on an oval projection based on Ortelius. The map is similar to the one Bertius supplied for Barent Langenes' Caert-Thresoor except this plate does not contain the signature of Jodocus Hondius as the engraver. Strapwork designs fill the corners and the title above and the motto "Domini Est Terra Et Plenitudo Eius" at bottom.

References: Shirley #290.

Condition: A

Couple of tiny worm holes in margins.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/5/2001