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31. Grecia Antiqua secundum Cornelium Nepotem, Cellarium &c. Moll, Herman Copper engraved with hand colour London: Printed for the Proprietor Carington Bowles, at his Map and Print Warehouse, No. 69, St Paul’s Church Yard. MDCCLXXXIV [1784] 182 x 234 mm A map of ancient Greece and Turkey, from Bowles’ Geographia Classica, or the Geography of the Ancients, as contained in the Greek and Latin Classics. The map depicts the ancient Greek city-states of mainland Greece, the Greek Islands, the Thracian and Epirote coasts, and Ionia. Regions are outlined in hand colour, as are mountain ranges and forests. The map’s main sources are given as Cornelius Nepos and Cellarius. Cornelius Nepos (c.110-25 BC) was a Roman biographer from Cisalpine Gaul, and a friend of the poet Catullus, the orator Cicero, and the publisher Titus Pomponius Atticus.

Despite the majority of his work being now lost or fragmentary, he was one of the most popular and frequently cited Roman authors during the Renaissance and early Enlightenment. Christoph Keller, often known simply as Cellarius, (22nd November 1638 - 4th June 1707) was a German author and academic of Weimar, most famous for his work on classical history and literature. His most lasting legacy was the standardising of the tripartite division of history into the Classical, Medieval, and Modern eras. Condition: Central vertical fold as issued. Minor timetoning to edges of sheet. [41371] £150

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