Graeciae antiquae


Graeciae antiquae

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Title:
Graeciae antiquae
Description:
Shakespeare's whimsical play about four lovers and their romantic mix-ups takes place in classical Athens, depicted in this 18th-century map, and in a nearby magical forest, home to fairies and mischievous spirits. Midsummer's Eve – the summer solstice, or the longest day of the year – was celebrated in Europe before Christianity, and is a recognized holiday today. Customs symbolizing ancient fertility rites are still practiced, and the festival has close ties to the natural world. Shakespeare intertwines the ancient world with the fantasy realm of fairies in this comedy, which combines elements from folklore, classical writing, and his own imagination.
Creator:
Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782
Name on Item:
auctor D'Anville ...
Date:
1783
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Greece--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Greece
Publisher:
Norimbergae : in Officina Weigelio-Schneideriana
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Inset: Graeciae (laxe sumpte) partes Boreales ...
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 52 x 47 cm.
Scale:
Scale ca. 1:1,000,000.
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
06_01_007019
Call #:
G6810 1783 .A59x
Barcode:
39999059029163
Terms of Use:
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