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Ins. Vaygats

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Article ID EUO4222
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 Ins. Vaygats
Year ca. 1610
Description Map shows the south part of Vaygach Island in the Arctic Sea, the Yugorsky Strait and partly Russia.
In 1558 czar Ivan the Terrible of Russia invaded Livonia, starting the Livonian War. The Livonian Order was decisively defeated in 1560, prompting Livonian factions to seek foreign protection. The majority of Livonia accepted Polish-Lithuanian rule, while Reval and the nobles of Northern Estonia swore loyalty to the Swedish king, and the Bishop of Ösel-Wiek sold his lands to the Danish king.As result of the war, Northern Estonia became Swedish Duchy of Estonia, Southern Estonia became Polish-Lithuanian Duchy of Livonia, and Saaremaa remained under Danish control. In 1700 the Great Northern War started, and by 1710 the whole of Estonia was conquered by the Russian Empire.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)9,2 x 12,5 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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