Description: A splendid map of ancient Egypt by A. Ortelius based on his separately published map of the area, published in 1565. Dedicated to the humanist and medical doctor Scipio Fabio from Bologna, which appeared in 1565, and for which Ortelius mentions as sources Diodor, Herodotos, Strabo and Plinius.
West is at the top and the Nile bisects Egypt. A small inset shows the region around Alexandria to good detail. In the Red Sea are two sailing ships. From the "Theatri Orbis Terrarum Parergon; Sive Veteris Geographiae Tabulae" by Abraham Ortelius, Antwerp 1595. From: Theatri Orbis Terrarum Parergon; Sive Veteris Geographiae Tabulae, Antwerp 1595.
33,5 x 49 cm on sheet 46 x 56 cm. Traces of age or use.
WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Please ask for more infos or photos. Tag: egitto africa nilo karte orinale antica carta geografica chart. ORTELIUS Original Antique Map Nile Africa" is in sale since Thursday, October 17, 2019.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.