Sancta Helena, Bertius, 1618

A 1616 edition of Bertius' Tabularum geographicarum was published in Amsterdam with a new Sancta Helena plate (engraved by van den Keere) and which was also used in editions published in 1618. This plate (size 130 by 90 mm; reproduced above from a 1618 edition) is very different to the earlier Keere and Wright plates in the Caert-Thresoor and Tabularum geographicarum; it is slightly larger and has a sea monster at top left and a sailing ship at bottom left. The map of the island is, however, unchanged from the earlier plates.

British Library shelfmark: Maps39.a.8. [1616] and Maps39.a.9. [1618]
Library of Congress call number: G120 .B55 [1616]

Last updated: 19 December, 2011

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