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GERMANY, RHINE, SPEYER, URSEL, FRANKFURT, BERTIUS. original antique map 1606

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PALATINUS RHENI

by  Petrus Bertius


Engraved by Pieter Van Den Keere and published Amsterdam 1606 by Cornelium Nicolai, in;

 "Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum Libri Quinque" by Petrus Bertius.

An original early 17th century copper engraved miniature antique map of The River Rhine area of Germany by Petrus Bertius. Covers Frankfurt, Speyer, Ursel, Seltz, Mannheim, Gernsheim, Mainz etc.
The title is displayed in a strapwork cartouche with the further title of Descriptio Palatinus Rheni in the upper margin. The map is orientated with east upward and cardinal directions added in faded ink by an early hand.
A crisp dark impression on robust hand laid paper with Latin text to verso. 

Fine condition, 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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