BERTIUS, PIERRE. 1565-1629.
Tabularum geographicarum contractarum libri quinque. Amsterdam: Cornelium Nicolai, 1606.
5 parts in 1 volume. Oblong 8vo (108 x 184 mm). *8 A-2V8. Allegorical engraved title and 174 engraved maps. Period vellum. Old dampstain extending from upper margin affecting roughly half of the leaves, early marginal annotations to numerous leaves and filling out rear endpapers, title shaved at lower edge, covers soiled.
Third Bertius edition of Caert-thresoor, Barent Langenes' miniature atlas of 1598. The revised Latin text and Ptolemaic arrangement by Bertius first appeared in 1600 and remained influential throughout the following century. The fifth part of the present edition features 15 maps devoted to America, including Mexico, Cuba and Jamaica, Yucatan, Hispaniola, Peru, and Brazil, among others. Cf. Sabin 5014 and Shirley 211.