Leen Helmink Antique Maps

Maldives by Bertius

Cartographer

Bertius

Title

Maldivae Insulae

Published

Middelburg, 1598

Size

8.5 x 12.3 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

18789

Condition

mint

Price

$ 225

Description

Early pocket atlas map of India by Barent Langenes.

A milestone map for the region. The geographical content is largely derived from the 1596 Linschoten map of the Middle East and India.

The atlas was published by Cornelis Claesz in Amsterdam, the foremost publisher of the day. The copperplate was almost certainly cut by Pieter Kaerius, one of the most skilled engravers of the day.