The quirky map is shows the country in a distorted manner, has a ferocious sea monster, a strap-work title and a hatched sea. Part of the Korean peninsular is shown. 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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