"Pro Augendis Literis… Germaniae Sarmatiaeque Iosua Hickman…", Mela, Pomponius
Subject: Northern Europe
Period: 1711 (published)
Publication: Pomponii Melæ de situ orbis libri tres…
Color: Hand Color
7.2 x 9.5 inches
18.3 x 24.1 cm
An unusual map of northern Europe from an edition of Pomponius Mela's geography, published in 1711 by the Exeter scholar John Reynolds. Scandinavia and northern Europe are shown in a very odd configuration, with simple topography and ancient place names. Reynolds dedicated this map to Joshua Hickman, Mayor of Exeter in 1711.