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Descriptio Inss. Canariarum.

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Article ID EUE3545
Artist Bertius (1565-1629)
Petrus Bertius (1565 –1629) was a Flemish theologian, historian, geographer and cartographer. Bertius published much in mathematics, and historical and theological works, but he is now well known as cartographer with his edition of the Geographia of Ptolemy (based on Mercator's edition from 1578), and for its atlas.
Title Descriptio Inss. Canariarum.
Year ca. 1610
Description
Map shows the Canary islands with Palma, Gomera, Ferro, Tenerifa, Gran Canaria, Forte Ventura and Lanzerote. Decorative, ornamental title cartouche.The archipelago also includes a number of islands and islets: La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este.
In ancient times, the island chain was often referred to as "the Fortunate Isles". The Canary Islands are the most southerly region of Spain and the largest and most populated archipelago of the Macaronesia region.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)9 x 12
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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