Orbis Veteribus Notus D'Anville Laurie & Whittle 1794 Map of the Ancient World

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller livingkarma (1,338) 100%, Location: peterlee, Ships to: GB, Item: 132844556403 A large (755x548mm) composite 1794 map of the world as it was known to the ancients, by D'Anville. Covers all of Europe, Asia Minor, Arabia and India, much of Northern Africa, and parts of Southeast Asia. D'Anville compiled this map from various sources including Ptolemy, Herodotus, Thucydides, and others. In Africa, the author notes various cities from Ptolemy's Geographica , including Rapta, Axum, Garama, and others. Includes the Mountains of the Moon, Lakes of the Nile, and other conjectural destinations. Far in the south a note reads, Aethiopes Anthropophagi, which essentially translates to African Cannibals. In the Far East a number of classical locals are noted, including the island of Taprobana (Celon) and the empires of Southeast Asia. Details mountains, rivers, cities, roadways, and lakes with hand-coloured political divisions. Title cartouche appears in a baroque frame in the upper left quadrant. Cartouche is flanked on either side by malignant appearing figure with a telescope and a studious scholar reading a book. Includes eight distance scales, bottom left, referencing various measurement systems common in antiquity. Text in Latin and English. Drawn by J. B. B. D'Anville in 1762 and published in 1794 by Laurie and Whittle, London. Worn to edge with some tears which have old repairs but need doing again. Fold in middle. Some grubby marks of which some can be cleaned up, others probably not. I have not made any attempt to clean or repair. This item is from smoke free house. We are happy to discount the p&p costs for multiple purchases but please contact us for a quote before bidding/paying. Collection in person is available with all our lots with cash prefered & appropriate postage discounts applied. Please note that revised postage may apply to remote postcodes such as IM, HS, ZE also Northern Ireland therefore please contact us before bidding/paying. We use recycled packaging wherever possible. We will leave feedback as soon as one is received. Thank you for looking and happy bidding. Please note: we are no longer sending payment reminder messages. We require payment within 4 days, and if not received or contact made, ebay payment system will open unpaid case automatically. If you are not happy with these conditions we kindly ask, please do not bid on our items. Condition: A large (755x548mm) composite 1794 map of the world as it was known to the ancients, by D'Anville. Covers all of Europe, Asia Minor, Arabia and India, much of Northern Africa, and parts of Southeast Asia. D'Anville compiled this map from various sources including Ptolemy, Herodotus, Thucydides, and others. In Africa, the author notes various cities from Ptolemy's Geographica , including Rapta, Axum, Garama, and others. Includes the Mountains of the Moon, Lakes of the Nile, and other conjectural destinations. Far in the south a note reads, Aethiopes Anthropophagi, which essentially translates to African Cannibals. In the Far East a number of classical locals are noted, including the island of Taprobana (Celon) and the empires of Southeast Asia. Details mountains, rivers, cities, roadways, and lakes with hand-coloured political divisions. Title cartouche appears in a baroque frame in the upper left quadrant. Cartouche is flanked on either side by malignant appearing figure with a telesco, Map View: Eastern Hemisphere, Cartographer/Publisher: J. B. B. D'Anville, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Format: Folding Map, Type: Historical Map, Year: 1794

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