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ORTELIUS,A. - Latium.

ORTELIUS,A. - Latium.
Latium. - ORTELIUS,A.
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Title : Latium..
Map maker : ORTELIUS,A..
Date : Antwerp 1595.
Size : 14.0 x 17.7 inches. / 35.5 x 45.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Based on classical authors sources, specifically Virgilius, Plinius, Varro, Halicarnasseus, Festus and Ausonius.
Philip Wingius in his letter to Ortelius from 1592 mentions Egnazio Dante as the source of a map of Latium which he copied surreptitiously in Rome and sent to Ortelius subsequently.
Inset: Mount Circeo (Southeast of Rome), is the supposed dwelling place of the mythical goddess witch Circe, who enchanted Odysseus and turned his companions into swine.
Condition : Split upper and lower part center fold, covered by a piece of paper in lower margin. A very strong impression.

ID: 16156

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