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Stock# 41869
Description

Interesting early map of a portion of Greece, 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 provides an excellent early depiction of Italy and neighboring islands, siwth north oriented at the top.

Solinus was a thid century Latin Scholar, who compiled a number of earlier ancient works in his Polyhistor, which ontains 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.