The Indus coast and the Gulf of Cambay, a miniature map by Petrus Bertius, 1600

"Map Title: - Cambaia. Bertius published this map in his 1600 edition of "Tabularum geographicarum contractarum" (Minature World Atlas). This atlas was a re-issue of the Caert Thresoor (1598) by Barent Langenes. Plate size: - 5 ½in x 4in (140mm x 102mm)."

A Bertius map of South India and Sri Lanka from the same series, printed c.1600-1618

"Indiae Orientalis," probably from 'Tabularum Geographicarum', 1616

OTHER MINIATURE MAPS by Bertius, sized about 3.5" by 5" and printed 1602-1618; most have modern hand coloring:

*"Cambaia" [the Deccan]*
*the Malabar Coast*
*Ceylon and the Maldives*
*the Gulf of Bengal*
*the Maldives*
*the Moluccas*
*South, East, and Southeast Asia*
*the Persian Gulf*
*the Ottoman empire*
*the Holy Land*
*Cape Verde Islands*
*Southern Africa*
*the West Indies*
*South America*
*the World*
*the World in hemispheres*

*Celestial hemispheres*

"Petrus Bertius was a historian whose text was embellished with maps from the foremost engravers of the late 1500's and early 1600's, including Pieter Van den Keere and Jocodus Hondius. These maps are beautiful miniatures and the 1616 edition published by J. Hondius Junior has been called "the finest set of miniature maps ever printed."

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