Asia Minor old map Turkey Cyprus by Cellarius 1796
Title: Asia Minor.
Early map of the Asia Minor with Cyprus, 18th-century map during the Ottoman dynasty. Copper etching map with old coloring. Mapmaker: Christophorus Cellarius (C. Keller)
Origin Geographia Antiqua London, 1796.
Map maker Christophorous Cellarius (1638-1707) A professor of Geography who held postions in Weimar and Halle Germany. Although the Ancient-Medieval-Modern division of history was used earlier by Italian Renaissance scholars Leonardo Bruni and Flavio Biondo, Cellarius' ''Universal History Divided into an Ancient, Medieval, and New Period'' helped popularize it. After him, this tripartite division became standard.
Size: Sheet app.: 38.5 x 35.5 cm. 15 x 10 inches. Image app.: 30.5 x 20 cm. 12 x 8 inches. Condition: Folding map. In excellent condition.