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An Exceptional 1650 Map Of The World As It Was Known To The Ancients By Jan Janssonius. Such Maps Greeting Card featuring the photograph 1650 Jansson Map Of The Ancient World by Paul Fearn

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1650 Jansson Map Of The Ancient World Greeting Card




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An exceptional 1650 map of the world as it was known to the ancients by Jan Janssonius. Such maps, which filled in contemporary geography with ancient place names, were popular in the post-Renaissance period. Scholars digging through rediscovered Greek and Roman texts needed a geographical reference point for the numerous place names that peppered these works. Such maps began appearing in 16t century. This particular example is a significant reworking of an earlier chart by A. Ortelius. It covers Europe, western Asia, and Northern Africa as well as significant, though blank, portions of the surrounding seas. Jansson has curiously oriented this chart with Africa at the center. As such Europe and Asia seem to take on an almost peripheral role. Countless ancient world place names, most of which are drawn from Ptolemy's Geographica , are included. Jansson also notes all five climatic zones, the frigid zones in the north and south, the habitable temperate zones to the north and south of the...

About Paul Fearn

Paul Fearn

My passion is Photography and Aviation or is that Aviation and Photography ! I hope you enjoy my photographs.

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