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Nova Germaniae Inferioris descriptio delineate P. Bertio

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Geilkerckio, Nicolao; Bertio, P.
Place made: Netherlands, North Brabant, Wouw
Date made: 1618
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 13 1/2 in x 16 in; 15 in x 18 in
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

A map of Germany from taken from an unidentified atlas. The map depicts Germany from Abbeville to Ameland and the North Sea to Trier. In the upper right is a cartouche with title; bottom right cartouche with the scale; left center cartouche with number of towns and villages per province. The map is mounted onto a sheet of blank laid paper obscuring the text at the back. On verso: "Briefve description de la caerte du pays bas." Full inscription of title cartouche: "Nova Gemaniae inferioris Descriptio, delineate P. Bertio, sculpente Nicolae Geilkerckio De Belgis ita Caesar Gallorum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae, proptera quod a cultu atq humanitate proviciae longissime absunt, minimeq ad eos saepe mercatores commeant, atq ea qua ad effeminados animos pertinent, imporiant, proximiq, sunt Germanis, qui trans Rhenum incolunt, quibuscum continentur bellum gerunt. Comm. I opm: is aanhef van De Bello Gallico van Caesar." An unmounted copy can also be found at: Box 35, Collection of Pamphlet Maps (Collection 990). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.