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. Theatri Orbis Terrarum Parergon; Sive Veteris Geographiae Tabulae, Commentarijs Geographicis et Historicis illustratae... Antverpiae, ex officina Plantiniana, M. 273 x 351 mm - 11 x 14 inches (18.5 x 22 inches the full sheet).
WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Tag: Africa Rome Roma Original antique map.AFRICA ORTELIUS Early Original map Tunisia Libya inset Carthage Roman history" is in sale since Tuesday, September 25, 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.