Antique Maps by Petrus Bertius (*1565 - 1629)

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

  • Petrus Bertius:  Zurich

    J. Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1616

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

    1616 - Petrus Bertius

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

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