Aegyptus Antiqua


Aegyptus Antiqua

Item Information

Title:
Aegyptus Antiqua
Title (alt.):
Collection of old maps
Description:
The tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra takes place in the ancient empires of Rome and Egypt, the latter of which is depicted on this 1584 map. Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, and Mark Antony, co-ruler of Rome are entangled in a romantic and political relationship wrought with betrayal, despair, and love. Cleopatra famously seduced both Julius Caesar and later Antony, with whom she had children. The combined power of Egypt and Rome struck fear into the hearts of the Roman government, who declared war on Cleopatra. Antony fought with her, and rather than face life without one another, both lovers took their own lives.
Creator:
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Name on Item:
ex conatibus geographicus Ab. Ortelii.
Date:
1584
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Egypt--Maps--Early works to 1800
Nile River--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Egypt
Nile River
Publisher:
Antwerpen : [s.n.]
Notes:
Map of Egypt, with the course of the Nile River.
Relief shown pictorially.
Includes ill. and decorative cartouche and border.
Inset: Alexandria and vicinity.
From the author's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Additamentum III. Antverpiae, 1584.
Cataloging, conservation, and digitization made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Part of composite portfolio atlas with title "Collection of old maps."
Extent:
1 map ; 75 x 49 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:1,450,000]
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
06_01_009961
Call #:
G1015 .C651 1630
Barcode:
30000003916178
Terms of Use:
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