Thursday, March 19, 2015

ANCIENT EGYPT - Antiquarian Map

Abraham Ortelius, in Parergon, Antwerp, 1595
Osher Collection, University of Southern Maine
This map is oriented with east at the top, allowing a detailed rendering of the Nile River and its delta across the width of the map. The inset view of Alexandria at the upper right shows its system of canals and the peninsula of Pharos, site of the great lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

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