Bertius, Petrus

1616

Malabar

Descriptio Regni Malabar

DESCRIPTION: Very beautiful early antique miniature map of southern India and a part of Sri Lanka (Ceilon or Ceylon) by Bertius. Numerous towns and villages in India are identified. Important locations within India that are noted by Bertius include: Coromandel, Bisnagor, Goa, Negapatam, Cananor, Calicut (Kozhikode), and Mangalor (Mangaluru),

This lovely copper-plate engraved map is from a Latin edition of Petrus Bertius' Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum. The basis of the "Tabularum" was the atlas Caert Thresoor by Barent Langenes, first published in 1598.

Petrus Bertius (1565 – 1629) was a Flemish theologian, historian, geographer and cartographer and was related to Jodocus Hondius Sr. and Pieter van den Keere by marriage. Bertius studied at the University of Leiden and later traveled in Germany and Russia. In 1620 Bertius emigrated to France and he was appointed as a cosmographer to the court Louis XIII. Latin text on verso. Plate 586.

CREATOR: Bertius, Petrus

PUBLICATION DATE: 1616

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: India

BODY OF WATER: Indian Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Latin text on verso.

COLORING: None.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 5 " x 4 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 13

PRICE: $225


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