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A fine early map of Bengal which includes present day Bangladesh. Recognisable cities on the coast include Calecota or Calcutta (Kolkata) and Chatigam (Chattogram). The map is finished with longitude and latitude scales in the border. It was published in a revised edition of Barent Langenes’ ‘Caert Thresoor’ of 1598 and was first published in 1616. It was an expanded issue by Petrus Bertius entitled ‘Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum’. The maps were all newly engraved by Jodocus Hondius. This is an example from the first edition with Latin text. Bertius was the librarian of the University of Leyden and related to Hondius by marriage. The maps were slightly larger in size and the book was dedicated to King Louis XIII of France. Gole (1978) 9; Koeman (1967-70) Lan 11A; Shirley (2004) T.Bert 2a.
BERTIUS, Petrus

Bengala

Amsterdam, 1616
105 x 150 mm., with light early wash colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 9498
£ 125
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