Europe Tab IIi France
Painting - Watercolor
A reproduction from the 1695 edition of Ptolemy's Geographia by Gerard Mercator. This is Europe Tab III fdepicting ancient France (Gallia) & Belgium (Belgica) in the second century AD. Ptolemy's Geographica was the first world atlas, and master mapmaker Gerard Mercator used Ptolemy's ancient coordinates to produce this edition, which was in print in various forms for most of the 17th century and is considered the most beautiful of the "modern" versions of the atlas.
March 25th, 2012
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