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ORTELIUS,A. - Tempe.

ORTELIUS,A. - Tempe.
Tempe. - ORTELIUS,A.
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Title : Tempe..
Map maker : ORTELIUS,A..
Date : Antwerp 1590.
Size : 14.4 x 18.7 inches. / 36.5 x 47.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :An attractive view of Mount Olympus and the valley in northern Thessaly (Greece), called the Vale of Tempe in ancient times, through which the river Peneus (present day Salambria) reaches the sea. Created according to legend by the trident of Poseidon and sacred to Apollo, it was in this valley that the ancient Greeks would pick the Laurel used to make the chaplets for the Pythian Games.
This map belongs to a serie of historical maps known as the Parergon Theatri which appeared from 1579 onwards, sometimes as a separate publication and sometimes incorporated in the Theatrum.
Broecke, Ortelius Atlas maps, 231.
Condition : A very good and dark impression.


ID: 16140

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