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MADAGASCAR, AFRICA, BERTIUS original miniature antique map 1606

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IS. LAURETIJ

by  Petrus Bertius


Engraved by Benjamin Wright and published Amsterdam 1606 by Cornelium Nicolai, in;

 "Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum Libri Quinque" by Petrius Bertius.

An original early 17th century copper engraved miniature antique map of the island of Madagascar, Africa by Petrus Bertius. The island was formerly known as Isle de St.Laurent. The map is orientated with east upwards.
The title is displayed in a strapwork cartouche with the further title of Descriptio Ins. Madagascar in the upper margin.
A crisp dark impression on robust hand laid paper with Latin text to verso. 

Fine condition other than some minor marginal staining, free of repairs or restoration.

Approx. 5" x 3.5" (120mm x 85mm) map area only, with full margins beyond. See overall image.


 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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