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Auction 150, Lot 553

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

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Curieux ou le Monde...

Color: Hand Color

13.1 x 9.6 inches
33.3 x 24.4 cm
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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.

References: Pastoureau, FER ID.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/17/2014