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BERTIUS, Petrus.

CEYLON [and the Maldive Islands].

Published: Bertii Tabularum geographicarum. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius. 1616.

Stock code: 53644

Price: £245

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Two maps on one sheet: Ceylon to the right and the Maldives to the left. Ships and sea-monsters. Petrus Bertius was a professor of mathematics and librarian at Leyden University. As well as being a prolific writer on mathematical, historical and theological subjects he is known as a cartographer for his editions of Ptolemy’s Geographia. In 1618 he moved to Paris and became Official Cosmographer to Louis XIII. He was related by marriage to Jodocus Hondius and Pieter van den Keere.

Copper engraving. Later colour. Top edge cropped, shaving tops of some letters. Very good condition. Size: 13 x 9.5 cm. (5 x 3 inches).

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