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Auction 185, Lot 609

"Carte du Voyage d'Enee et de tous les Lieux qui sont Nommez dans les Oeuvres de Virgile...", Mariette, Pierre (the younger)

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1667 (published)


Color: Hand Color

20.1 x 14.8 inches
51.1 x 37.6 cm
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This map depicts the route of the Voyage of Aeneas based on the Aeneid, Virgil's epic Latin poem. The Trojan fleet is shown at bottom, and the route is marked with a dotted line. Important place names related to the journey are noted. Adorned with a decorative title cartouche. Engraved by A. Peyrounin.


Condition: A

A dark impression with contemporary outline color in the map and later color in the cartouche, on a bright sheet with the watermarks of a large coat of arms and the symbol for the Society of Jesus. There is an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom and an old wax stain just touching the top left corner of the image.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 11/17/2021