"Descriptio Americae Australis", Bertius, Petrus
Subject: South America
Period: 1606 (circa)
Publication: Tabularum Geographicum Contractarum
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.5 inches
12.2 x 8.9 cm
This interesting little map is from the Latin edition published by Cornelis Claesz. It shows South America as derived from Diego Gutiérrez' s Americae sive quartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio... of 1562. It is a well-detailed map, with a fairly accurate Amazon and La Plata, but the River Maranon is largely out of proportion, and enters the Amazon too far east.
References: King p. 70.
Bright and crisp miniature map with modern color, which has bled through to verso. Tiny worm holes in lower blank margin, hinge remnants on verso.