AFRICA North ORTELIUS Tunisia Libya inset Carthage Malta Sicily Roman History
Fine and early historical map of Northern Africa, from Tunisia to Libya with inset Carthage s. Howing also Malta e part of Sicily. 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 "Parergon", 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. From: Theatri Orbis Terrarum Parergon; Sive Veteris Geographiae Tabulae, Commentarijs Geographicis et Historicis illustratae... Size: Printed area measures 33,5 x 49 cm on sheet 46 x 56 cm.
Light traces of age on verso and some little spots. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS.
Tag: Tunisia Libia mappa originale antica original antique sicilia roma storia cartagine. The item "AFRICA North ORTELIUS Tunisia Libya inset Carthage Malta Sicily Roman History" is in sale since Thursday, September 6, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "ruggis" and is located in Brescia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region: Africa
- Topic: Africa
- Maker: Ortelius
- Continent: Africa
- Cartographer/Publisher: Abraham Ortelius
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: map
- Year: 1624
- City: Carthage
- Country/Region: Libya