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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.
Van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, 209
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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