Bottom half of two-sheet map of ancient Egypt is one of the most decorative and dramatic of maps prepared by Ortelius himself. It derives from the cartographic sources of Diodor, Herodotos, Strabo and Plinius. The bottom sheet features a dedication cartouche to the humanist and medical doctor Scipio Fabio from Bologna. A large inset table lists those place names and regions of which the location was not certain. The map is decorated with pyramids, and a bold border. Latin text on verso, published in 1592. This two-sheet map was replaced with a single sheet map of the region in 1595 and is quite rare on the market today. 15 by 15 inches with good wide margins
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- Date Range: 1500-1599
- Year: 1584
- Cartographer/Publisher: Abraham Ortelius
- Format: Folding Map
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original