Tartary: Tartaria by Petrus Bertius & Jodocus Hondius, 1618.

Tartary: Tartaria by Petrus Bertius & Jodocus Hondius, 1618.

By: Petrus Bertius & Jodocus Hondius

£45.00

Description

DH302202. Original and scarce miniature map of the region of Tartary. Shows the Strait of Anian, the Mare de Sala or Caspian Sea and the great Wall of China. Printed in 1618 in 'La Geographie Racourcie' in Paris. Size: 13.8cm x 9.7cm. Original copper engraving. Map features a decorative title with text in Latin and a scale in miles. French title above the map with French text to the reverse. Age staining to the margins which only very slightly affects the map. Minor ink annotation to the base of the map. In very good, clean condition overall.

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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