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Auction 98, Lot 410

"Insulae & Ars Mosambique", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Africa - Southern

Period: 1610 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm
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Charming miniature map of the island and its natural harbor that was a maritime trading center from the 10th to the mid 19th century. The Portuguese fort St. Gabriel dominates the island with two sailing ships and a fishing boat completing the map. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B

Small paper flaw hole in ocean at neatline, else very good. Hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $65

Closed on 3/6/2002