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The Philippines, by Bertius Petrus.


Insulae Philippinae., 1602.

€2800  ($3024 / £2324)
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Item Number:  26933
Category:  Antique maps > Asia > Southeast Asia
References: Van der Krogt 3 - 8580:341, Quirino - p.99

Old, antique map of the Philippines, by Petrus Bertius.

Oriented to the East.
Engraver: Petrus Kaerius (Pieter Van der Keere).

Date of the first edition: 1598
Date of this map: 1602

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 9 x 12.5cm (3.5 x 4.9 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Light waterstained.
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 3, 8580:341; Quirino, p.99.

From: BERTIUS P. Tabulae Geographicae contractae, ... Amsterdam, C. Claesz., 1602/03.

The Caert-Thresoor of 1598 set a new standard for minor atlases. Scholars like Petrus Bertius and Jacobus Viverius edited the text. The small maps are extremely well engraved; they are neat and clear and elegantly composed. They served many purposes in other books published in Amsterdam. Their contents reflect the level of cartography in Amsterdam at the turn of the century, where up-to-date information on newly discovered regions was readily available.