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AEGYPTUS ET CYRENAICA Egypt Libya map Cellarius 1796
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North Africa old map with Egypt and Libya by Cellarius 1796



Egypt, and Cyrenaica.

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North Africa old map with Egypt and Libya by Cellarius 1796

Aegyptus Et Cyrenaica.

A fine antique map of ancient Egypt.

Egypt, and Cyrenaica.
Cyrenaica also known as Pentapolis in antiquity, it was part of the Creta et Cyrenaica province during the Roman period, later divided in Libia Pentapolis and Libia Sicca. During the Islamic period, the area came to be known as Barqa, after the city of Barca.

Cartographer: Christophorus Cellarius (C. Keller)
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. He is perhaps best known for the “Geographia Antiqua”, which was first published in 1686 with editions being re-printed to 1812.
The Harmonia Macrocosmica, was published in 1660 (a reprint was issued in 1661) by the Amsterdam publisher Johannes Janssonius as a cosmographical supplement to his Atlas Novus.
Cellarius had already started working on this atlas before 1647 and intended it to be a historical introduction for a two-volume treatise on cosmography but the second part was never published.
Origin: Geographia Antiqua London, 1796.

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.