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Number: 2063
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Egypt, Nile Delta
Year of Origin: 1942
Title: Untitled [Plate IV, Segment VIII of the Peutinger Map, Tabula Peutingeriana]
Language: Latin
Publish Origin:
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Monk of Colmar
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Other Contributors: Conrad Peutinger
John Ball
Northernmost Latitude: 32.0
Southernmost Latitude: 25.0
Westernmost Longitude: 25.0
Easternmost Longitude: 33.0
Measurement Notes: estimated modern coordinates
Notes: from book # 1083 "Egypt in the Classical Geographers" by John Ball, d. 1942; This is a photo-facsimile of the original fragments located in the library of Vienna; the surviving segment are only remnants of one copied from a much earlier orginal Roman map of the north african world with the Nile delta in this segment [of 11 segments each 34 cm.wide and 62 cm length, total length 7.5 meters]; map notes Roman roads and stations in Egypt in the 2nd and 3rd centuries and some added later;//This ia a photo printed reproduction of the 13th century, c. 1265 AD, parchment manuscript in the Austian National Library, Vienna; the true original by Agrippa was made in the early first century BC.and revised by unknown Roman authors up to the 5th century AD and other lost copies up to the 13th century AD; the only surviving manuscript was discovered in 1494 by Conrad Celtes and bequeathed to the Peutinger family and others when in1598 the Ortelius heirs printed the first copy prior to final donation to a series of Austian Libraries in the 1700s where it is preserved at present; the full manuscipt covers an intinerary road extending from Europe, to North Africa, and the Middle East, Persia, and Asia
Last updated: Jan 7, 2018