Maps, Holland, parts of Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, The Rhine, Bertius
"Germaniae Cisrhennae ut inter I. Caesaris et Trajani Imperia suit, Scaldis item Mosae ac Rheni ostiorum Antiqua descriptio". Copper etching by Peter Bertius (1565-1629) for Philipp Cluver Philipp (1580 - 1623) , an early author of historic maps. His works were published long beyond his lifespan. The This map comes from a pocket size atlas (duodez): Philippi Cluverii. Introductionis in Universam Geographiam tam veterem quam novam Libri. Amsterdam, 1661. Originally colored.Centerfold. Size: ca.12 x 12,5 cm (ca.4.72 x 4.92"). Narrow margins all around, especially on right side. General toning. Minimal foxing.
This map shows a large portion of the course of the Rhine River. In the southeast of this map the Rhine enters near Breisach in southwestern Germany. The pink area comprises the countries of Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg, part of Germany and northern France. The yellow area of the northeast is part of present-day Holland and Germany. Across the English Channel is part of England.
Original antique print
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