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Ptolemy's Map of the World Compared to Actual Positions. Britannica. Circa. 1883.

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Ptolemy’s Map of the World Compared to Actual Positions. Britannica. Circa. 1883.

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Title: Ptolemy’s Map of the World. Vol. XV. Plate VII.

Cartographer: H. Kiepert.
Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th edition.
Publisher: W. and A. K. Johnston.
Date: Circa. 1883.
Size: Approx. 15 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches.

Description: Antique color collectors map of Asia Ptolemy’s Map of the World compared with the actual positions, After H. Kiepert. The Ptolemy world map is a map of the world known to Hellenistic society in the 2nd century. It is based on the description contained in Ptolemy’s book of Geography, written in Circa. 150. It is usually credited to Agathodaemon of Alexandria.

Perhaps the most significant contributions of Ptolemy’s maps are the first uses of longitudinal and latitudinal lines as well as specifying terrestrial locations by celestial observations.

Condition: Very Good.
Some browning and foxing. Bottom corners both chipped. Central Fold.

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Title: Ptolemy’s Map of the World. Vol. XV. Plate VII.

Cartographer: H. Kiepert.
Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th edition.
Publisher: W. and A. K. Johnston.
Date: Circa. 1883.
Size: Approx. 15 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches.

Description: Antique color collectors map of Asia Ptolemy’s Map of the World compared with the actual positions, After H. Kiepert. The Ptolemy world map is a map of the world known to Hellenistic society in the 2nd century. It is based on the description contained in Ptolemy’s book of Geography, written in Circa. 150. It is usually credited to Agathodaemon of Alexandria.

Perhaps the most significant contributions of Ptolemy’s maps are the first uses of longitudinal and latitudinal lines as well as specifying terrestrial locations by celestial observations.

Condition: Very Good.
Some browning and foxing. Bottom corners both chipped. Central Fold.

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