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Publisher: LANGENES, B. / BERTIUS, P.
Title: Carthaginensis Sinus.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1606
   
Size: 3.3 x 4.8 inches.
8.4 x 12.3 cm.
Coloring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: In excellent condition, only lightly age toned, and with some water stains to the margins, wide margins, a good dark impression. Latin text on verso.
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A beautifully miniature map by Petrus Bertius of the ancient city of Carthage and the more modern town of Tunis, first published in 1598.
There are numerous features that make this map desirable, the stippled sea, The rigged galley and the sea creature outside the harbour mouth. The remains of the aqueduct, destroyed by the Romans after the Third Punic War is shown. There is an ornate cartouche in the lower right.
Bertius (1565-1629) was a Flemish cartographer, theologian, historian and geographer. Although he published much in the fields of mathematics, theology and history, he is perhaps best known as a cartographer. This example is from his Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum, and was heavily influenced by the earlier works of Mercator, 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.
Bertius was 'Cosmographer' to the court of King Louis XIII.

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