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Bertius’ British Islands

SKU: 7833

Bertius’ British Islands

Date of publication:

Printed Measurement:
9.6 x 13.4



  • Petrus Bertius
  • Engraver(s):
    Jodocus Hondius II

    Anglesey Insula; Wight olim Vectis; Insula Garnsey; Insula Iarsay.

    Copper engraving, 9.6 x 13.4 cm, recent hand-colour, Latin text on verso. From the first edition of Tabularum geographicarum contractarum libri, a geographical work which is normally catalogued under the name of its author, Bertius. The maps are generally reduced from the cartography in the folio Mercator-Hondius atlas, and were mostly engraved by Jodocus Hondius, eldest son of the printer, who also bears the same name. Geoffrey King calls them "undoubtedly the finest set of miniature maps ever printed" (Miniature Antique Maps p. 96).
    Koeman Lan 11A