Auction 97, Lot 446

"Descriptio Borneo Insulae", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Borneo

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm

A miniature map of Borneo largely based on the map of Theodore de Bry. The map is oriented with north on the left with the hypothetical eastern coastline and placenames primarily derived from Portuguese records. It clearly shows nearby islands and shoals. Petrus Kaerius, Bertius’ brother-in-law, engraved the map. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B

Lightly toned with some faint offsetting, mostly in margins.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Unsold

Closed on 12/5/2001

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