ELBA, ITALY, PETRUS BERTIUS original antique hand coloured miniature map 1618

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ELBAby  Petrus BertiusPublished Amsterdam 1618 in "Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum Libri Septem."An original early 17th century copper engraved miniature antique map of the island of Elba, Italy by Petrus Bertius.The title is displayed in an interesting cartouche in the form of a gaping animal's mouth, with the further title of Descriptio Iluae in the upper margin.Portoferraio (Porto Ferato) is displayed in great detail with it's fortifications shown in pictorial form.The neighbouring islands of Pianosa and Palmaiola (Palmarola) are shown together with Piambino on the adjacent mainland. The sea area is decorated with a sailing boat and sea monster. A crisp dark impression on robust hand laid paper with Latin text to verso. A lovely map enhanced with expertly crafted later hand colouring. Fine unmarked condition, free of repairs or restoration. It would be difficult to find a better example of this scarce map.Approx. 5" x 3.5" (120mm x 85mm) map area only, with full margins beyond. Petrus Bertius 1565 -1629 Also known Pieter or Peter Bertius of Flemish birth he was educated at Leiden University and was a theologian, historian and mathematician of some standing, but is remembered chiefly for his cartographic works.His brothers in law Joducus Hondius and Pieter Van Den Keere were also highly successful cartographers and  engraved many of the maps for the Tabularum Geographicum Contractarum.  A  GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED ALMOST 400 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTSWe do not deal in reproductions, facsimiles or modern copies of any kind. T90816. Bookseller Inventory #

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