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BERTIUS, Petrus.

MARE RUBRUM.

Red Sea.

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

Stock code: 53648

Price: £245

Sale Price: £98

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TA fine little map of the Red Sea with Suez (north) to the right and Aden to the left. 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. Fine condition. Size: 13 x 9.5 cm. (5 x 3 inches).

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