Bertius, Petrus

Antique map of the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples

Descriptio Ischiae | Ischia Insula

DESCRIPTION: Small detailed, 400 year-old map of the volcanic island of Ischia which lies off the coast of Naples, Italy. Ischia is the largest of three islands that lie in or near the Gulf of Naples: Ischia, Capri, and Procida. At the east end of the island is shown the Aragonese Castle built in the year 474.

From the Latin edition of Bertius' 'Tabularum geographicarum contractarum..'

Petrus Bertius (1565 – 1629)

Cartographer, theologian, historian, and geographer Petrus Bertius was born in Beveren-aan-de-Ijzer, a village in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The village is located near the border with France.

The son of Flemish preacher, Pieter Bardt, Bertius was related by marriage to cartographers Jodocus Hondius and Pieter van den Keere. Petrus Bertius studied at the University of Leiden and later traveled in Germany and Russia. In 1620 he emigrated to France and he was appointed as a cosmographer to the Court of Louis XIII.

CREATOR: Bertius, Petrus



BODY OF WATER: Bay of Naples

CONDITION: Fair.  Wash hand coloring. Repaired tear at left side, not easily noticeable.

COLORING: Old hand color.

ENGRAVER: Jacob Hondius Jr.

SIZE: 5 " x 3 "


PRICE: $150


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