Geographia Antiqua et Nova: or a System of Antient and Modern Geography, with a Set of Maps, Engraven from those of Cellarius¿

Cellarius, Andrea; Mr. L'abbe' du Fresnoy

Published by John and Paul Knapton, 1742
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Original full calf with raised bands. Front hinge held firmly by cords with leather has split. Original label missing and replaced with modern one. Boards rubbed but treated. Text and maps are in excellent shape with no foxing. 157pp. 33 double-page maps in excellent condition. 37pp. index. Rare first edition. Focuses on the three divisions of the Ancient World -Europe, Asia and Africa. The attractive, boldly engraved maps are in Latin, and use two different type styles, Italic and Roman, to distinguish between ancient and modern place names. They show excellent detail with topography, towns, churches, mosques, and more. The map, Sicilia Antiqua shows an erupting Mt. Aetna. Insularum Britannicarum Facies Antiqua includes an inset of Thule, and a handsome map of the Nile Delta, Aegypti Delta et Nili Ostia locates Alexandria, Memphis and the pyramids. The text has been translated from French, and describes the names and boundaries of the countries and their provinces or other divisions. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Geographia Antiqua et Nova: or a System of ...
Publisher: John and Paul Knapton
Publication Date: 1742
Binding: Full-Leather
Book Condition: VG-
Edition: 1st Edition

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