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SICILY, SICILIA, ITALY, PETRUS BERTIUS original antique miniature map 1618
- SICILIAby  Petrus BertiusPublished Amsterdam 1618 in "Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum Libri Septem."An original early 17th century copper engraved miniature antique map of the Island of Sicily, Italy by Petrus Bertius.The title is displayed in a strapwork cartouche with the further title of Descriptio Siciliae in the upper margin. Coverage extends to the smaller islands of Vulcano, Marettimo, Levanzo etc.A crisp dark impression on robust hand laid paper with Latin text to verso. 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. T2T816
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