Map of ‘ Sabavida’, which covers the French Alps, or Chambery. Title cartouche at lower 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.
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Copper engraving. Later colour. Fine condition. Size: 13 x 9.5 cm. (5 x 3 inches).