Auction 130, Lot 641

"Voyage d'Enee Tire de Virgile", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Cureiux

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.3 x 9.8 inches
33.8 x 24.9 cm

Virgil's epic poem, the Aeneid, is illustrated on this handsome map of the eastern Mediterranean. The route of the legendary Aeneas from Troy to Italy is traced, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. The Aeneid has long been considered a fundamental member of the Western canon and this early eighteenth century map illustrates its historical importance.

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Condition: A

Good impression and original color.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/2/2009

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