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FRANCE, PICARDY, P.BERTIUS. original antique map 1606

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PICARDIA

by  Petrus Bertius

Published Amsterdam 1606 by Cornelium Nicolai, in;

 "Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum Libri Quinque"

An original early 17th century copper engraved miniature antique map of Picardy, France by Petrus Bertius.
The title Picardia is displayed in a strapwork cartouche with the further title of Descriptio Picardiae in the upper margin.
A crisp dark impression on robust hand laid paper with related Latin text to verso. 

Fine condition other than a very faint annotation inside the upper border, free of repairs or restoration.

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 OVER 400 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

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