|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Dimensions||86 x 123 mm|
A fine miniature map of the island of Corfu published by Cornelium Nicolai in 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum Libri Quinque' with Latin text on verso. The main towns are illustrated and highlighted in red, title in strap-work to upper left corner and sailing ship in the ocean below.
Petrus Bertius (14 November 1565–13 October 1629) was a Flemish theologian, historian, geographer and cartographer and was related to Jodocus Hondius Sr. and Pieter van den Keere by marriage. Bertius studied at the University of Leiden and later traveled in Germany and Russia. In 1620 he emigrated to France where he was appointed as a cosmographer to the court Louis XIII. Bertius published a number of folio maps, but never published an atlas of his own. His maps were either separately published or included in atlases and books by other publishers.