Gallia Vetus ORTELIUS original map of Ancient FRANCE De Bello Gallico Cesar

Gallia Vetus ORTELIUS original map of Ancient FRANCE De Bello Gallico Cesar

Gallia Vetus ORTELIUS original map of Ancient FRANCE De Bello Gallico Cesar

Gallia Vetus ORTELIUS original map of Ancient FRANCE De Bello Gallico Cesar

Gallia Vetus ORTELIUS original map of Ancient FRANCE De Bello Gallico Cesar

Gallia Vetus ORTELIUS original map of Ancient FRANCE De Bello Gallico Cesar

Gallia Vetus ORTELIUS original map of Ancient FRANCE De Bello Gallico Cesar

Gallia Vetus ORTELIUS original map of Ancient FRANCE De Bello Gallico Cesar

Gallia Vetus ORTELIUS original map of Ancient FRANCE De Bello Gallico Cesar

Gallia Vetus ORTELIUS original map of Ancient FRANCE De Bello Gallico Cesar

Gallia Vetus ORTELIUS original map of Ancient FRANCE De Bello Gallico Cesar

Gallia Vetus, Ad Iulij Caesaris commentaria. Fine and early historical. Nice Ortelius’ map of Ancient France based on Caesar’s De Bello Gallico. It is engraved to show the mountains, rivers and forests with only a few ancient place names. The names of famous people and tribes of Gallia, as described by Caesar, are listed at sides. Embellished map with tiny ships sailing in the seas and three strapwork cartouches containing the title, scale and dedication, all surrounded in an elaborately engraved border. From the rare 1624 edition of Ortelius’s Parergon in quo Veteris Geographiae aliquot tabulae… Nomenclator Ptolemaicus with the text by Balthasar Moretus. 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 36 x 46 cm on sheet 46 x 56 cm. Condition: Strong dark impression. Light traces of age on verso and some little spots. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Tag: original antique map carte mappa originale antica history storia Francia Cesare Augusto. The item “Gallia Vetus ORTELIUS original map of Ancient FRANCE De Bello Gallico Cesar” is in sale since Thursday, September 13, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “ruggis” and is located in Brescia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Abraham Ortelius
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Type: Political Map
  • Year: 1624
  • Country/Region: France
  • Region: France
  • Topic: Ancient
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