15 ORTELIUS/ Aeneas travels.. Mediterranean / Virtual Map Fair 1


Description: ORTELIUS, A.
Title: Aeneae Troiani Navigatio.
Published in: Antwerp, 1612

Size: 13.6 x 19.3 inches.
34.5 x 49.0 cm.

Condition: Paper slightly age-toned. Very good to mint condition. Wide margins.
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From the famous historical Atlas Parergon. The map is ornated with four cartouches, on top in the middle the title cartouche, on the middle right, underneath a decorative cartouche the privilegium , on the bottom a cartouche with text from Vergil's Aenaeas.
After the destruction of Troy, Aenaeas is reported to have roamed the seas for seven years, as described in the writings of Xenophon, Ovidius, Lycrophonous, but most extensively by Virgilius in his Aenaeas. In the course of there wanderings, only seven of the original twenty ships remained, as may be seen on this map in the lower left part of the sea.
Including Italy, Greece, Cyprus, etc.
  • Number: 1630103 (13882)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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