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Publisher: LANGENES, B. / BERTIUS, P.
Title: Descriptio Freti Vaigats.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1606
   
Size: 3.3 x 4.9 inches.
8.5 x 12.5 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: In very good condition, lightly age toned, with water stains. Wide margins, a nice dark impression. Latin text to verso.
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Finely engraved map of the Vaigach Straits, from Bertius's rare miniature atlas. The map focuses on the straits between Novaya Zemlya and the Russian mainland, which had been discovered by western Europeans during their search a northern passage to Asia.
The first visit was by Hugh Willoughby in 1553, then another in 1596, during one of this 3 voyages in search of the Northeast Passage, Willem Barentsz rounded the north point of Novaya Zemlya, and wintered on the east coast near the northern tip.
The map shows the straight separating Vaygach Island from the mainland. At the time, Vaygach Island was considered to be a part of Novaya Zemlya. The map identifies a number of place names, and includes sailing ships.
First published in 1598 in his Caert-Thresoor, the plates were executed by the most famous engravers in Amsterdam, including Petrus Kaerius and Jodocus Hondius I. The atlas set a new standard for minor atlases. The small maps is extremely well engraved. This map reflects the level of cartography in Amsterdam at the turn of the 17th century, where up to date information on newly discovered regions was readily available (Koeman).
This example is from the Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum.
Bertius (1565-1629) was a Flemish cartographer, theologian, historian and geographer. Although he published much in the fields of history, theology and mathematics, he is perhaps best known as a cartographer. His works were heavily influenced by the earlier works of Mercator, which date from the late sixteenth century. He was connected by marriage to Jacobus Hondius and Pieter van den Keere, both excellent cartographers, who would influence his later life. He was ‘Cosmographer’ to the court of King Louis XIII.

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