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1616 Bertius Ang-Ins

REF NR: 2065

IOW, Anglesea, Jersey & Guernsey.(Angliae, in qua Insulae)  1616 Petrus Bertius in "Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum Libri septem"

Born in Flanders in 1565 in the town of Beveren but moved around a great deal to overcome religious persecution. Latterly he moved to Amsterdam and became professor of mathematics and a librarian at Leydon University.  His cartographer skills were put to good use in the editions of Ptolemy's Geographia (based on Mercator's edition of 1578) .

 

 

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