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Miniature Map of British islands.

Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Petrus Kaerius/Pieter van der Keere; Jodicus Hondius. "Table VII d'Angletere, en Laquelle les Isles &c" Anglsey Ins; Wight ol Vectis; Ins. Garnsay; Ins Jarsay. Amsterdam Jodicus Hondius Jr. 1616
Copper engraved maps of four British Islands from Petrus Bertius' "Tabularum geographicum contractarum libri septum. " French text to verso describing the succeeding map.
4 maps on one sheet of the islands of Anglesey. Wight, Guernsey and Jersey. Dark impression; light toning; old repaired tear to left blank margin; wormhole to lower blank margin, far from image; damp staining to corners; show through of old ink annotation from verso

Petrus Bertius, professor of Mathematics at Leiden University, later became Cosmographer and Historiographer to Louis XIII of France. He wrote many works both geographical and theological, contributing
geographical material to the works of Clüver and Herrera.
He wrote the text for the "Tabularum Geographicarumum" for Cornelius Claesz to replace that of the unknown author of the "Caert -Thressoor"of Barent Langenes which had appeared in 1598 published in Middleburg
The atlas with Bertius text was first published in 1600 by Claesz in Amsterdam with maps by Petrus Kaerius, Jodicus Hondius & Benjanin Wright, it was to be published in a number of editions.
This edition published in Germany by Mattias Becker for Henry Lorentsz the successor of Cornelius Claesz. with German text.
Koeman: Lan 11. 97 by 136mm (3¾ by 5¼ inches) each map   ref: 2925  €80

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