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Systemes Geographiques de Ptoloemee, de Strabon et d’Eratosthene – Malte Brun c1826

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Original engraved map from Malte Brun’s Atlas of the Ancient Greek geographers Ptolemy, Strabo and Eratosthenes. The then known World.

32cm by 24cm partially coloured in outline. A good example on strong wove paper, the odd mark around the bottom border, generally clean and bright.

Conrad Malte Brun (1755-1826) a major Danish born cartographer who worked out of France during his professional life. This example was drawn by Bovinel Giraldon and engrave by Jean Baptiste Marie Chamouin, individuals who worked for Malte Brun early in the 19th Century. After his death his son went on publishing the maps for a number of years making the precise year in which the map was made difficult to determine.

The Ptolemy map takes pride of place, being regarded as more accurate and informative. We particularly like the naming of Sri Lanka as Taprobana a matter that has been disputed in some cartographic quarters.

The island of Thule appears on the Eratosthenes map ... an unsolved mystery. Some think it was Ireland or the Shetlands or an island off Norway. Unfortunately the Nazi's spoilt the mystery somewhat by claiming it was the birthplace of their superior race.

Price $125.00 unframed ....

The World as it was thought to be by the Greek scholars.

Price: $125.00

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