"De Sphaera Caelesti", Bertius, Petrus
Period: 1606 (circa)
Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm
A bold strapwork border surrounds this charming miniature map of the heavens with the major constellations delineated. This tiny map is based on the celestial map from Ortelius' Epitome, which was derived from a chart by Plancius. The engraver is unknown. Latin text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82; Warner p. 277.