Insulae Capitis Viridis.

1612. A charming miniature uncolored copper engraved map of the Cape Verde islands and part of the west coast of Africa (showing 'Cabo Verde'), with a large sailing ship and two sea monsters. Bertius' maps were first issued in Barent Langenes's atlas "Caert Thessor" of 1598, which established a trend for miniature atlases. Engraved by Van de Keere & Hondius, with Bertius adding German text, which appears at the top; German text on the verso. Image size: 5 x 3 3/4". Paper size: 7 x 4 1/2". Very good. For a ca. 1616 Latin edition, see Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 8980:342. Item #15867

Price: $145.00

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