Ancient Gaul (France) based on ancient geographic knowledge
From the THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM The worlds first true modern Atlas. Published 1570-1624. Antwerp By Abraham Ortelius 1547-1598 Royal Cosmographer to Philip II of Spain Approximate printed 3400. From 1595 Approximate survival 337 examples. MAP OF ANCIENT GAUL GAL: LIAE: VE:/ TERIS/TYPUS (FRANCE) based on multiple ancient authors, including Strabo, Ovid, Virgil and Caesar among others. Part of the Parergon edition of the Atlas, maps of the ancient world, created by Ortelius personally due to his interest in the ancient world. Based on contemporary ancient geographic knowledge 17 1/4″ x 21 3/4″. Hand colored, copperplate engraved.
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