Africa: St Helena: Sancta Helena: Description de L'Isle de St. Helene by Petrus Bertius & Jodocus Hondius, 1618.

Africa: St Helena: Sancta Helena: Description de L'Isle de St. Helene by Petrus Bertius & Jodocus Hondius, 1618.

By: Petrus Bertius & Jodocus Hondius

£110.00

Description

DH302209. Original and scarce miniature map of the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. Printed in 1618 in 'La Geographie Racourcie' in Paris. Size: 13.8cm x 9.7cm. Original copper engraving. Map features a decorative title cartouche with text in Latin. French title above the map with French text to the reverse. Minor age staining to the margins which only very slightly affects the map. In very good plus, clean condition overall with good margins.

These miniature maps by Bertius and engraved by Hondius have been referred to as 'undoubtedly the finest set of miniature maps ever printed'.

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