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Descriptio Spitsbergiae. Delineatio Spitsbergiae

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Article ID EUO3433
Artist Bertius (1565-1629)
Petrus Bertius (1565 -1629) was a Flemish theologian, historian, geographer and cartographer, He grew up in Beveren (Flanders). In 1593 he was appointed mathematics professor and librarian of the University of Leyden. His main cartographic work includes a miniature world atlas of 1600, a pocket atlas of the German Empire of 1616 with 26 engraved maps and 101 city views, a version of the Geographia of Ptolemy with 28 maps by Mercator and 14 maps from the Parergon of Ortelius of 1618, but he is known today as a cartographer with his edition of the Geographia of Ptolemy (based on Mercator's edition of 1578) and for his atlas.
Title Descriptio Spitsbergiae. Delineatio Spitsbergiae
Year ca. 1618
Description Map shows the island Spitzbergen ( Svalbard) with decorative sealions and ofshore ships.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)10 x 13
ConditionSome folds
TechniqueCopper print


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