"Mare Rubrum", Bertius, Petrus
Subject: Red Sea
Period: 1616 (circa)
Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum
Color: Hand Color
5.2 x 3.7 inches
13.2 x 9.4 cm
This miniature map centers on the Red Sea and spans from Suez down to Zaila in present-day Somalia. It features excellent detail along the coasts, identifying a number of isles, ports, and bays, and many towns and cities are named inland. North is oriented to the right. A decorative title cartouche appears at bottom right. Latin text on verso.
Attractive color with light show-through of text on verso.