The map is ornated with a decorative cartouche and a panel of descriptive text on the Carthaginian Wars with Rome. From the 1624 final edition by Balthasar Moretus of the first historical atlas ever published. Orteliuss Parergon began as a companion to his Theatrum but eventually it became an independent work. In fact, this collection of maps of the ancient world was so significant that it became the model for all historical atlases published throughout the seventeenth century. The maps and plates in the Parergon have to be evaluated as the most outstanding engravings.
Depicting the wide-spread interest in classical geography in the 16th century (Koeman). Unlike the Theatrum, which consisted of existing maps reengraved by Ortelius, the maps in the Parergon were drawn by Ortelius himself. As a scholar of antiquity, a dealer in antiques, and a visitor to ancient sites, he was well prepared to execute the maps and all the maps from the Parergon reflect his passion for the ancient world. 11 x 14 inches (18.5 x 22 inches the full page).All of the maps we sell are Originals, Authentic and in Good condition. The item "1624 ORTELIUS map Northern Africa, from Tunisia to Lybia with inset Carthage" is in sale since Tuesday, June 10, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "ruggis" and is located in Brescia.
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