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This is a very nice, large map of the region of the world that was known in classical Roman times.  However, the detailed topography is up-to-date for the 18th century, and so are settlement names. The Nile River is shown with its Ptolemaic source in the Lunae Montes, in addition to its correct source. A wind rose at upper left gives the Latin names for the winds. The decorative title cartouche is flanked by two scholars.  Published in London by Robert Sayer.

1763 d'Anville Ancient World Map

SKU: 2530c
  • Title

    Orbis Veteribus Notus Auspiciis Serenissimi Principis Ludovici Philippi Aurelianorum Ducis Publici Juris Factus

  • Map Maker Specifics

    J d'Anville, 1763, London

  • Size

    29.2 x 20.8 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Very Good. Slight toning and soiling, mostly at margins.  Marginal splitting.  Narrow margins. Issued centerfold.  Nicely colored.

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