Lot 3
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Bertius, Petrus

10,000 - 15,000 USD
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  • paper and ink
Tabularum geographicarum contractarum libri septem. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius Jr., 1616

7 parts in one volume, oblong 8vo (4 5/8 x 7 1/4 in.; 118 x 180 mm). 7 divisional titles, 219 (of 221) handcolored engraved maps and plans by Pieter van den Keere, Salomon Rogier, Jodocus Hondius Jr. and others; lacks engraved title-page and leaves Y2.4 which contain the maps of the Duchy of Lothringen and Lutzenburg, occasional dampstaining along top margin, upper right corner of Ggg3 extended with some loss of text on verso. Contemporary calf panelled in blind, the spine in 5 compartments with raised bands, one compartment lettered gilt, plain endpapers, red sprinkled edges; bookplate removed from front pastedown, upper joint rubbed and starting.


Father Mozier of Remy (inscription on first section title, dated 1721) — "Don de Mme Barbey" (inscription on front free endpaper)


Koeman II, Lan 11A

Catalogue Note

This greatly augmented edition of Barent Langenes' Caert-Thresoor with text by Bertius has in addition to the four world maps, fifteen maps and plates relating to the Americas. After the death of Cornelis Claezs in 1609, the work was published by Jodocus Hondius Jr. with the plates completely re-engraved in slightly larger dimensions. "With the new plates, the work was certainly improved and enjoyed an increased demand from the public, which had the choice between Mercator's Atlas minor and Bertius's Tabularum geographicarum" (Koeman).