Antique map of Gipuzkoa, Biscay, Basque Country. Printed in Amsterdam by W. Blaeu in 1635.

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Antique map of the Basque Country in north-western Spain by Petrus Bertius. Shows the provinces of Biscay and Gipuzkoa on the Atlantic coast from Llanes to Donostia-San Sebastián, with Bilbao in the centre. This map first appeared in the small-format Altas by Bertius, printed in 1616 by Hondius. This example was printed from the same copper plate by Willem Blaeu in 1635 and appeared in the Cosmographiae Generalis by Paulus Merula.


CartographerPetrus Bertius
TitleGuipuscoa et Biscaia
Publisher, YearW. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1635
Plate Size9.7 x 13.5 cm (3.8 x 5.3 inches)
Sheet Size13.0 x 14.7 cm (5.1 x 5.8 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 6020:342


Very good condition.


Petrus Bertius (Bert) was a Flemish theologian, historian, geographer and cartographer grown up in Beveren (Flanders). In 1593 he became a librarian and professor of mathematics at the University of Leyden. His main cartographic works are a miniature world atlas of 1600, a pocket atlas dedicated to the architecture, the maps and the views of towns of the German Empire of 1616 (26 engraved maps and 101 town views) and a version of Ptolemy's Geographia containing 28 maps engraved by Mercator for his 1578 edition and 14 maps of Ortelius' Parergon.

1600: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum
1616: Commentariorum Rerum Germanicarum libri tres waarin o.a. opgenomen de Tabula Peutingeriana
1618: Theatri Geographiae Veteris

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Antique map of Gipuzkoa, Biscay, Basque Country. Printed in Amsterdam by W. Blaeu in 1635.

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