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Auction 99, Lot 477

"Carte de l'Afrique…", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Africa

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.9 inches
49.5 x 37.8 cm

Magnificent map of the continent copied from Hondius' influential map with nearly identical ornamentation as the Hondius/Jansson issues. The geography is typical for the 17th century and filled with spurious rivers, mountains and kingdoms. The map is embellished with a variety of exotic animals, ships, sea monsters and Neptune with his consort.

References: Tooley [Africa], p 27 (b).

Condition: A

Fine later color. Professional repair of tear just entering border left of bottom centerfold. Close, but adequate, margin at top, as issued.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200

Sold for: $800

Closed on 6/12/2002