Bertius’ Miniature Map of Scotland

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Scotia.

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Copper engraving, 9.6 x 13.6 cm, recent hand-colour, Latin text on verso. A miniature map of Scotland 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).
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Title

Bertius’ Miniature Map of Scotland

Mapmaker(s)

BERTIUS, Petrus

Engraver(s)

HONDIUS II, Jodocus

Place of publication

Amsterdam

Date of publication

1616

Printed Area Measurements

9.6 x 13.6 cm

Colour

modern