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BRITISH ISLES, Magna Britannia, BERTIUS original antique map 1618

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MAGNA BRITANNIA

by Petrus Bertius

Published Amsterdam 1618 in
"Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum."

An original early 17th century copper engraved miniature antique map of the British Isles by Petrus Bertius.

The title is displayed in a strapwork cartouche with the further title of "Description de la Grande Bretagne" in the upper margin.

North is orientated to the right.

A crisp dark impression on robust hand laid paper with French text to verso. Enhanced with attractive hand colouring heightened in places with gum arabic.

Fine condition other than minor patchy browning as seen in the upper margin (exaggerated in the photo), free of repairs or restoration.

Approx. 5" x 4" (140mm x 100mm) map area only, with full margins beyond.


Petrus Bertius 1565 -1629

Also known Pieter or Peter Bertius of Flemish birth he was educated at Leiden University and was a theologian, historian and mathematician of some standing, but is remembered chiefly for his cartographic works.

His brothers in law Joducus Hondius and Pieter Van Den Keere were also highly successful cartographers and engraved many of the maps for the Tabularum Geographicum Contractarum.

A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED 400 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

T31518


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