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Zakynthos/ Zante, Ionian Islands.

Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Jodicus Hondius II. "Zante Insula", "Descriptio Zacynthi. " Amsterdam Jodicus Hondius Jr. 1616
Copper engraved map of the Zante/ Zakynthos, by Hondius from Petrus Bertius :"Tabularum geographicum contractarum libri septum. " Decoretive title cartouche and sea monster and galleon Latin text to verso describing the succeeding map. Dark impression. Light dampstaining to lower, blank, margin.

Petrus Bertius, professor of Mathematics at Leiden University, later became Cosmographer and Historiographer to Louis XIII of France. He wrote many works both geographical and theological, contributing
geographical material to the works of Cl├╝ver and Herrera.
He wrote the text for the "Tabularum Geographicarumum" for Cornelius Claesz to replace that of the unknown author of the "Caert -Thressoor"of Barent Langenes which had appeared in 1598 published in Middleburg
The atlas with Bertius text was first published in 1600 by Claesz in Amsterdam with maps by Petrus Kaerius, it was to be published in a number of editions.

Jodicus Hondius Jnr. published the present atlas, with he text of Bertius, but with entirely new plates, in 1616.
Zacharakis 372/237; Koeman: Lan 11.    ref: 1314  €200

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