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Bertius’ Celestial Hemispheres
Bertius’ Celestial Hemispheres

Bertius’ Celestial Hemispheres


Globus Coelestris

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Bertius’ Celestial Hemispheres



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black and white

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9.6 x 13.8 cm

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Copper engraving, 9.6 x 13.8 cms, black and white, small marginal stain, Latin text on verso. A map of the celestial hemispheres 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

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