"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
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.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with marginal soiling.