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Caius Julius Solinus:  [Bosphorus Straits, Black Sea, Sea of Marmora]

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Title: [Bosphorus Straits, Black Sea, Sea of Marmora]

Map Maker: Caius Julius Solinus

Place / Date: Basle / 1538

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 9.5 x 6.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $245.00

Inventory ID: 42361


Description:

Interesting early map of the the region centered on the Bosphorus Straits, and the Sea of Marmora (named Palus Maeotica), which appeared in the 1538 edition of Solinus' Polyhistor, rerum toto orbe memorabilium thesaurus locupletissimus. Huic ob argumenti similitudinem Pomponii Melae de situ orbis libros tres adiunximus.

The map is oriented with south at the top and is drawn from Pomponius Mela.

Solinus was a third century Latin Scholar, who compiled a number of earlier ancient works in his Polyhistor, which contains a short description of the ancient world, with remarks on historical, social, religious and natural history questions. Much of the work is drawn from Pliny's work on Natural History and Pomponius Mela's work on Geography.

 


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