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CEYLON I. SRI LANKA, MALDIVES, BERTIUS original antique miniature map 1618

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CEYLON I.

printed together with

INSUL MALDIVAE


by  Petrus Bertius


Published Amsterdam 1618 in "Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum Libri Septem."

An original early 17th century copper engraved miniature antique map of Ceylon and the Maldive Islands by Petrus Bertius.

The title is displayed in a strapwork cartouche with the further title of Descriptio Zeilan et Maldivarum Inss. in the upper margin.

Covers present day Sri Lanka and the Maldive Islands, India. The Indian Ocean around the Maldives is adorned with a sailing ship and two sea monsters, one of which is a giant crab-like creature.

A crisp dark impression on robust hand laid paper with Latin text to verso. Enhanced with expertly crafted later hand colouring. 

Fine unmarked condition, free of repairs or restoration. It would be difficult to find a better example of this scarce map.

Approx. 5" x 3.5" (120mm x 85mm) 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 ALMOST 400 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

We do not deal in reproductions, facsimiles or modern copies of any kind.

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