"Pro Augendis Literis, quibus non Parum Facit Geographia...", Mela, Pomponius
Subject: Northern Europe
Period: 1711 (published)
Publication: Pomponii Melae de Situ Orbis Libri Tres…
Color: Black & White
7.4 x 9.7 inches
18.8 x 24.6 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.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.MELA-2a #21.
Issued folding with light toning along sheet edges.