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Bertius’ British Islands

SKU: 7833

Bertius’ British Islands

Date of publication:

  • 1616
  • Printed Measurement:

  • 9.6 x 13.4
  • Colour:

  • modern
  • Engraver:

  • Jodocus Hondius II
  • Anglesey Insula; Wight olim Vectis; Insula Garnsey; Insula Iarsay

    This map of Anglesey, the Isle of Wight, Guernsey and Jersey is from the first edition of Tabularum geographicarum contractarum libri, a geographical work which is normally catalogued under the name of its author, Bertius. Read more

    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.".

    Condition & Materials

    Copper engraving, 9.6 x 13.4 cm, recent hand-colour, Latin text on verso.


    King, Miniature Antique Maps p. 96

    Koeman Lan 11A Read less