Antique town view of Zurich. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius in 1616.

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Early cooper engraved view of Zurich in Switzerland from P. Bertius' "Commentariorum Rerum Germanicarum" printed 1616 in Amsterdam. Latin text on verso.


CartographerPetrus Bertius
Publisher, YearJ. Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1616
Plate Size13.5 x 18.5 cm (5.3 x 7.3 inches)
Sheet Size18.0 x 23.0 cm (7.1 x 9.1 inches)


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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 town view of Zurich. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Janssonius in 1616.

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