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Von den Inseln Zeilan und Maldiva. / Maldivae Insulae

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Article ID ASI1205
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 Von den Inseln Zeilan und Maldiva. / Maldivae Insulae
Year ca. 1620
Description Map depicts the islands of the Maledives, partly Ceylon( now Sri Lanka) and the south part of India. With decorative ships and sea monsters in the foreground.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)9 x 12
ConditionPerfect condition
TechniqueCopper print


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