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BERTIUS, Petrus.


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

Stock code: 53645

Price: £220

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Very attractive little map of the northern Adriatic near Trieste. Ships and monsters at sea. 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 9.5 cm. (5 3 inches)

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