"Maldivae Insulae", Bertius, Petrus
Subject: Maldive Islands
Period: 1600 (circa)
Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum
Color: Black & White
4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm
Shows the island group with the southern portion of Ceylon. A sea monster and two very finely engraved ships under full sail, one with a cannon blast, decorate the map. A nice map of the smallest independent nation in Asia.
Very crisp, early impression.