"Delineatio Spitsbergiae", Bertius, Petrus
Period: 1616 (circa)
Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum
Color: Hand Color
5.3 x 4 inches
13.5 x 10.2 cm
A small and very early map of the region showing just a small part of the eastern coastline from Point Loockhoute to Ysfe Caep. It is beautifully engraved with two sailing ships, a raft of penguins, a compass rose and a strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82.
A bit of printer's ink residue in upper-right blank margin.