Item #817 Signed Receipt on Vellum. Petrus Bertius.
Signed By Petrus Bertius

Signed Receipt on Vellum.

Dated, 1621. Signed by Bertius, as "cosmographe ordinaire”.Written in French. One page, vellum. Few small holes on the vellum, no effect on text. Traces of folding at upper right corner and at left edge. Overall in fine condition.

Scarce signed document by famous cartographer Petrus Bertius (1565–1629).

Bertius was a professor of mathematics and librarian at the University of Leiden and in 1618 became "cosmographe ordinaire” to the court of Louis XIII of France. He is best known for his edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia (Theatri geographiae veteris, 1618–1619), and his pocket atlas, Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum, which was published in several editions from 1600 on.


Price: €2,500.00

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