Artist / Author / Cartographer:

BERTIUS, PETRUS

Title:

Philippines - Philippinae Insulae

Date:

c1616

Medium:

copper engraving, later colour

Size:

9.5 x 13.5 cms.

Description:

Page 754. Title in Latin above the map, "Descriptio Philippinarvm". Latin text verso.

 

One of the earliest published maps to feature the Philippines separately. Probably the fourth map of the Philippines, after the maps by Barent Langenes 1598, Johannes Metellus 1601 and Cornelis Wytfliet 1605, which were all miniatures as well. Unlike the first three maps the Bertius map is based on the Plancius map of South East Asia 1592. The Bertius map also differs because of the wide borders with longitude and latitude shown.

 

The map was engraved by Jodocus Hondius Junior, the brother in law of Petrus Bertius.

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Item Code:

MA6913

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