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WORLD, DESCRIPTIO ORBIS PTOLOMAICA, BERTIUS original antique miniature map 1618

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DESCRIPTIO ORBIS PTOLOMAICA

by  Petrus Bertius


 Engraved by Hondius and Published Amsterdam 1618 in "Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum Libri Septem." by Petrus Bertius

An original early 17th century copper engraved miniature antique map of the Old World.

 The legend "
Excusum et caelatum a Judoco Hondio Amsterodami in platea Vitulina prope Curiam" appears below the map, roughly translating as "engraved and printed by Judocus Hondius in Amsterdam in Veal Street near the courthouse".


An oval presentation of a Ptolomaic projection with an ornate strapwork surround which adds to the visual appeal.

The further title of "Descriptio Orbis Ptolemaicae" appears in the upper margin.
 

   A crisp dark impression on robust hand laid paper with Latin text to verso. A very attractive map enhanced with expertly crafted later hand colouring. 

Fine condition other than a small surface abrasion and some patchy toning, mostly marginal, free of repairs or restoration. A scarce and desirable 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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